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Study Finds Just 12 Percent of NHL and NCAA Hockey Players Specialized Before Age 12

Early sport specialization does not guarantee future stardom. If anything, it may make eventually reaching an elite level in said sport more diffic...

3 Ways We Can Change High School Sports for the Better

I recently had the opportunity to attend the Aspen Institute's Project Play Summit in Washington, D.C. The Aspen Institute gathers some of the best...

Why There's No Such Thing as an 'Elite' Youth Athlete

Right this second, you can go online and find a list of the top basketball recruits for the class of 2028. It consists of the "best" basketball rec...

The First Question Parents Should Ask Their Young Athletes After Every Game And Practice

Many modern sports parents take their child's athletic careers too seriously, too fast. The kid first begins playing the sport in an organized fash...

Think Youth Golfers Must Specialize Early to Be Great? Henrik Stenson Says Otherwise

We've rallied against the rise of early specialization in youth sports for years now. But what about golf? After all, Tiger Woods was appearing ...

Build Athletes First, Baseball Players Second: A Case Against Early Specialization

Early sports specialization is bigger than ever. Gone are the days where almost every kid played two, three or even four different sports throughou...

The 9 Craziest Plays From College Football Week 1

College football is back. LSU and Virginia Tech scored big victories, Penn State nearly fell to Appalachian State, and Alabama looked as domina...

Why Locking Kids Into Just One Position Goes Against The Goal of Youth Sports

"My son's a shortstop." "My daughter's a striker." "My kid's a point guard." All too often, sports parents approach the coach with these type...

How to Run an Effective Youth Soccer Practice

So, you've found yourself in charge of a youth soccer team. First, congratulations! You have the opportunity to grow the sport and make a positive ...

Donovan Mitchell Reveals How His Listening Skills Set Him Apart as a Youth Athlete

Donovan Mitchell is proving himself to be an excellent role model for young athletes. The Utah Jazz shooting guard is coming off a spectacular rook...

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