Pressure from parents is one of main causes of early specialization

The area of early specialization by children in sport is an issue that has been debated by sport scientists across...

Sports drop-out could begin as young as 7 years old

The value of participating in sport from a young age is something that is not restricted to those who go...

Elite athletic performance at youth level is no guarantee of ultimate success

In previous blogs we have looked at the ideas surrounding the area of early specialization and how this can have...

The role of sports specialization in overuse injury

For many people starting out in sport, the dream of competing at the top level and the rewards that accompany...

Issue of burnout continues to pose challenges

The issue of burnout, particularly among younger athletes is something that continually challenges those involved in sport. It is considered...