Navigating Your Child's Education: Grades 9-12

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Youth Sports: To Specialize or Not to Specialize

By Jeff Hartings on Oct 31, 2019 7:00 PM

Over the last two decades, the trend of sport specialization has hit an all-time high in youth athletics. More and more young athletes are specializing: devoting their energy, time, and ability to one singular sport. Many club sports play eleven months out of the year. School sports teams play their season and often spend the remainder of the year in extended workouts, team training camps, and skill-building sessions. In addition to team commitments, it’s not uncommon for individuals to hire private trainers to help them further develop their abilities.

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