Early Specialization Webinar
Early overspecialization, a focus on only one sport before adolescence, may help young athletes perform better at an early age, but is generally harmful to their long-term development. One particular area of concern is overuse injury, which may become chronic and career-ending injury, related to increased training and competition in adolescence and pre-adolescence. Research supports “integrative” training in multiple sports and activities, and use of “neuromuscular warm-up” in programs to reduce the incidence of overuse and chronic injury. Sport for Life is hosting a webinar February 13 from 1:-2:30 PM EST presented by Dr. Nota Klentrou and Dr. Dean Kriellaars to examine good practice in protecting young athletes from overuse and chronic injury. Registration is now open.