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Why Early Sport Specialization Isn't Special

Why Early Sport Specialization Isn't Special

A kid will go to any length, sacrifice everything, and put in a countless hours trying to be the best.

Wait… A kid would never do that.

Parents will go to any length, sacrifice everything, and put in countless hours trying to get their kid to be the best.

That’s more truthful.

Early sport specialization has climbed to the forefront of youth athletic development. Is specializing at a young age helping a kid develop to their highest potential? Almost always, the answer is no. If it’s detrimental to the development of a young athlete, then why is it becoming more prevalent?