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:
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?”.