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