Specialization, weekly training loads contribute to risk in youth athletes

By Jordana Bieze Foster Sports specialization and high weekly training volumes are associated with increased risk of injury in youth athletes, according to research from Loyola University in Chicago. Investigators compared 837 injured athletes aged between 7 and 18 years recruited from sports medicine clinics and 353 uninjured youth athletes presenting for sports physicals at primary care clinics.

By Jordana Bieze Foster Sports specialization and high weekly training volumes are associated with increased risk of injury in youth athletes, according to research from Loyola University in Chicago. Investigators compared 837 injured athletes aged between 7 and 18 years recruited from sports medicine clinics and 353 uninjured youth athletes presenting for sports physicals at primary care clinics.

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Specialization, weekly training loads contribute to risk in youth athletes