Archive for August 7, 2011

More Support for Playing Multiple Sports

Posted in Injuries, Random Thoughts, Training, Training Females, Uncategorized, Youth Training on August 7, 2011 by mboyle1959

If you read this blog, you know I am clearly not a fan of early specialization in youth sports.  This is not as much as an ethical stance as it is a “best practices” stance. The truth is I would love for my daughter to get a college scholarship just like the rest of the parents in the world. However, I think her best chance is to be a great athlete. I also want my daughter to be healthy and to enjoy the ride. Early specialists are often not healthy and, not passionate. They are often injured and often resent Mom and Dad. I’ll take health and a great relationship with my kids and then I’ll pay for college. Take a look at this quote from the article linked below:

“Nearly half of all sports injuries suffered by middle and high school-aged children are due to overuse — and many of those injuries could have been prevented.”

http://healthomg.com/2011/04/13/more-kids-falling-prey-to-sports-overuse-injuries/#.TfeDyewdKAg;twitter