During the drop-vertical jump assessment in adolescent female athletes, sport specialization correlated with increased variability of hip-and knee-joint couplings needed for effective landing, according to results of this study. Read More.
Specialization in a chosen sport is associated with a higher volume of activity — and it could increase young athletes’ risk of sustaining both traumatic- and overuse-based injuries, new study says. READ MORE
A key motivator with sport specialization is the pursuit of college scholarships. However, in many cases, the chances of earning a Division 1 scholarship in sports such as soccer, basketball, and baseball are less than 2%. READ MORE
Yong NBA players at the very beginning of their careers are missing games at an alarmingly high rate due to injuries; the question is “why?”. One possible answer repeatedly emerged: Players, they say, are physically broken down by the time they reach the NBA. READ MORE
“We believe the motivation of children in sport is much more important than that of the parent or coach. We’re a small country and can’t afford to lose kids because sport is not fun” – Inge Andersen, former secretary general of the Norwegian confederation. READ MORE