Here is a great article from the ‘Changing the Game Project’ website. It discusses some of the draw-backs to the ‘early specialization’ model in youth sports. Many of the points raised in this article are directly applicable to youth soccer here in Canada, and I really like the fact that the arguments made in favor of ‘late specialization’ are all backed by scientific research and evidence.
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