Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field: The NBA and Youth Basketball: Recommendations for Promoting a Healthy and Positive Experience (Sports Med Res)

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

The NBA and Youth Basketball: Recommendations for Promoting a Healthy and Positive Experience


The NBA and Youth Basketball: Recommendations for Promoting a Healthy and Positive Experience.

DiFiori JP, Güllich A, Brenner JS, Côté J, Hainline B, Ryan E 3rd, Malina RM. Sports Med. 2018 Jun 30. doi: 10.1007/s40279-018-0950-0. [Epub ahead of print]

The National Basketball Association and USA Basketball asked a group of experts to comment on the existing research regarding youth sports participation and the related health, performance, and psychosocial outcomes. They also offered age-specific recommendations for basketball participation to help promote a healthy and positive experience for young players. The document covers various topics including the epidemiology of injuries in basketball, injury prevention, sport specialization, as well as growth and maturation.


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