EXNS Upcoming Events
ATHLETES OR SPORT SPECIALISTS? EXAMINING THE YOUTH ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT DILEMMA
Kyle Levers, PhD, CSCS
The American athletic performance development model is largely undefined and highly variable, leading to questions surrounding the risk and reward of youth sport specialization. The safety of high-level athletics for young participants is a growing concern in the athletic community, but the sparse research and limited scope of training safety guidelines have not been effectively communicated to coaches and other specialists in the field. Intensive youth athlete training and early sport specialization have been identified as potential causes for both short-term and long-term health problems. A lack of proper recovery time is most closely attributed to almost half of all pediatric sports injuries classified as overuse, which begs the question: are specialized select teams grounded in year-round training actually beneficial or are they counterproductive to holistic youth athlete development? Join us in this seminar presentation for answers.
All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend!
February 19, 2019 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Milken Institute School of Public Health
2nd Floor Large Conference Room