Specialization and the Benefits of Sampling

For young athletes and parents of young athletes, it is important to understand the concept of specialization and how it applies to sport development. Specialization is when an athlete β€œlimits participation to a single sport, which they train for and compete in on a year-round basis.”1 Let’s discuss how understanding specialization and related concepts can help young people develop not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well.

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3 Things I Learned at the 15U Nationals

I can’t believe it’s almost been a week since the closing ceremonies of the 15U Boy’s and Girl’s National Championships in Regina, Saskatchewan. Since I’ve been back I have had some time to reflect on the week and put into words everything I have learned.

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