“As socioeconomic status increases, the likelihood of sport specialization increases and [they are] more likely to do individual sports but also to have more serious overuse injuries,” Neeru A. Jayanthi, MD. READ MORE
“Ambitious coaches and parents and an extreme focus on winning often creates scenarios where children have no choice but to focus on only one sport or activity” – Richard Monette, head of Active for Life READ MORE
“NHL athlete Kyle Turris played all the sports growing up: Lacrosse, hockey, tennis and golf to name a few”. The physical, mental and emotional well-being of athletes is being negatively impacted by early specialization, both in the short and long term.