Great Expectations: Positive Ways to Encourage Extracurricular Activities

Parents Magazine—September 10, 2016

Parents Magazine writer Diane Debrovner writes about the impact focusing on one sport at a young age can impact the health of youth athletes. The article states, "Although experts acknowledge the benefits of working hard, they agree that it's usually not wise for children to get too hard-core too soon. This may be particularly true with sports."

Jordan D. Metzl, MD, a primary care sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery, adds to this point: "Specializing in one sport almost doubles your risk of injury."

To read more, visit Parents.com. (This article originally appeared in the August 2013 Parents Magazine print issue)

 

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