Media Monday: Kids Play Too Many Game

Wow, it’s been a while since the last installment of Media Monday. Today’s video comes to us from Alan Stein and Stronger Team. I’m sure many of you are familiar with his work and perhaps have already seen this video. The title speaks for itself. Clearly it’s directed at overuse injuries caused by basketball, but the concept is universal in youth sports. As athletic directors and coaches, we have a direct influence over the amount of games that athletes play while under our watch. Overspecialization is a problem in today’s youth sports culture. Not only should athletes train more than they practice, but they should also participate in different sports in the off-season in order to give certain muscle groups a break. Don’t be part of the problem; be part of the solution.

Jeff is the athletic director at Victory Baptist Academy. He is also the founder and administrator of TheAthleticDirectors.com.

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