July 19, 2018 / Exercise
Youth Sports: How much is too much?
As many young athletes aspire to play collegiate and/or professional sports, the balanced athleticism attained with multi-sport participation should be emphasized. By engaging in a diverse array of sports and physical activity, the year-round participation that increases overuse injury risk can often be avoided. In addition, the athletic dexterity gained from multi-sport participation has also been shown to increase longevity in sports involvement. What parent doesn’t want that for their child? Furthermore, among current professional athletes, 97% stated that multi-sport participation contributed to their success in their chosen sport.