Is It Wise to Specialize?
I watched the Ken Burns documentary on Jackie Robinson the other night and learned that Jackie played baseball, football and basketball. (He played football even in college).
It got me thinking about sports specialization at a young age - where a child focuses only on one sport in the hopes that that child can gain elite status (a good intentioned but misguided idea).
An excellent article on the subject can be found on the Changing the Game Project website:
I recommend this article and website to any parent with children in sports for good, well researched information.