Youth Sports Dirty Secret – Sports Specialization – Podcast #4
Mental and physical burnout, a billion-dollar soft tissue repair industry, and kids leaving sports in droves. Sports Specialization has gotten out of control, so much so, the medical world has officially declared ESS (Early Sports Specialization) a disorder.
On today’s podcast, Executive Vice President of US Club Soccer and the ECNL, Christian Lavers, joins us to talk about this problem and what parents need to know to navigate this important issue. And we speak with Chris Murphy, the Executive Director of Coastal FC Soccer in Vancouver, Canada, where his club and a local hockey club – Semiahmoo, coordinated their schedules so the athletes in their city could play both sports! Can you imagine?!