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Is sport specialization affecting the game?

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Recent studies have shown that children who grow up playing multiple sports are often better athletes.

According to the Aspen Institute, "the key to developing long-term athletic performance while simultaneously increasing the potential for a lifetime of enjoyment of physical activity and recreational sports."

A local coach from Veterans Memorial High School, John Mitchell, is an advocate for encouraging students to play different sports. He says this often leads to the life long love for a sport, less prone to injuries and the burn-out factor is not as prominent. 

Even collegiate coaches such as Dabo Swinney and Urban Meyer have claimed to, "want multi-sport guys." 

www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/ncaa-vps-say-colleges-need-help-repair-broken-youth-sports-model/

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