Apr 13, 2017
Single Focus

Young athletes who specialize in an individual sport – such as gymnastics, tennis and dance – were at higher risk for overuse injuries (i.e., gradual onset of pain and symptoms), compared to those who focus on a single team sport, according to a study published in The Physician and Sportsmedicine. Acute injuries (i.e., from a single traumatic event) were more common in young athletes whose single sport was a team sport, especially football, cheerleading and soccer.

Kids in an individual sports usually start specializing at a younger age than those in team sports

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