- Played soccer and basketball in high school
- Played soccer and basketball in high school.
- Played Soccer, swam, played softball and ran track.
- Played soccer, ran track, played basketball and baseball.
- Played soccer, gymnastics, tennis, baseball, softball, swimming and volleyball (Rogers 2015).
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Does Playing Multiple Sports Help?
A survey done in 2014 found that out of 128 NFL quarterbacks surveyed, 122- 95%- played at least two sports in high school and 70% played three or more sports in high school (Seifert 2015).
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Should Athletes Specialize?
There are many negatives about participating in a single sport year-round. These negatives include increased levels of overuse injuries and high levels of athlete burnout. Both lead to athletes walking away from sports at an early age (Dyer 2015).
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This page was created in an effort to inform coaches, athletes and parents of the dangers and disadvantages of sports specialization. Please feel free to look around and learn about sports specialization.
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