Let’s Stop the Early Sport Specialization Madness!

Many parents understand that playing a single sport year-round prior to high school is not good for their kids. But they are stuck. There is no alternative. The time has come for the business of youth sports to take a back seat to the needs and well-being of the participants of youth sports. This article shows how. READ MORE

If you’re raising a child athlete, think long-term

Children’s sport has never been as serious in Canada as it is today. With the increased monetary reward of becoming a successful professional athlete, and the celebrity status that goes with it, more parents are dreaming of big achievement for their child. READ MORE

AOSSM Early Sport Specialization Consensus Statement

Early sport specialization is not a requirement for success at the highest levels of competition and is believed to be unhealthy physically and mentally for young athletes. It also discourages unstructured free play, which has many benefits.  READ MORE