AOSSM Early Sport Specialization Consensus Statement
LaPrade RF, Agel J, Baker J, Brenner JS, Cordasco FA, Cote J, Engebretsen L, Feeley BT, Gould D, Hainline B, Hewett T, Jayanthi N, Kocher MS, Myer GD, Nissen CW, Philippon MJ, and Provencher MT. The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 4(4), 2325967116644241. DOI: 10.1177/2325967116644241
The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine convened a think tank to discuss early sports specialization, which led to this consensus statement. The document includes “Definition of Early Sports Specialization and Background Information”, “What is the Evidence that Early Sports Specialization is Detrimental?”, “Is Early Specialization Necessary for Elite Performance?”, and “What Research has been Done to Date?”.
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