Implications for Training in Youth: Is Specialization Benefiting Kids?
  • Implications for Training in Youth: Is Specialization Benefiting Kids?
    Early sports specialization has been a controversial topic in the field of sports medicine, training, and conditioning. Recent studies report increased sports-related injuries in single-sport specialized athletes compared with multisport specialized athletes.
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    About the Author:

    Yann Le Meur, PhD

    Yann Le Meur is a French sport scientist with research interests in performance analysis, training methodology, prevention of overreaching, and recovery. He worked with several French Olympic teams in the Beijing (2008), London (2012), and Rio de Janeiro (2016) Olympic Games in both individual and team sports. Le Meur leads the scientific support at Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club. He is also a renowned blogger, publishing infographics to highlight practically relevant scientific research for coaches and athletes. You can follow his work at http://YLMSportScience.com, on social media (@YLMSportScience), and discover his first book at http://bit.ly/2hkjdOL.

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