Youth Sports Specialization

 

It’s almost been 2 decades since I entered the world of pediatric sports medicine. It’s been over 30 years since I was in high school sports. The typical 3 sport athlete has certainly become less common since then, but certainly not extinct. Both boys and girls have seen their sports become more organized, starting training at younger ages, and an ever-increasing focus on year-round participation in a single sport. Finding less competitive recreational leagues and even intramural sports options can be a great struggle as our young athletes get older. But what do we know about youth sports specialization? We talk a lot that sports specialization may not be so great for our young athletes, but is that true? Today on the podcast we have an expert in youth sports specialization to help us work through this.

 

The Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast Links Bar:
Click Here to Subscribe to This Podcast via iTunes!  Subscribe via Apple Podcasts | Click Here to Subscribe to this Podcast via RSS Feed!  Subscribe via RSS Feed | Interact with this Podcast on Facebook!  Facebook Page | Interact with this Podcast via Twitter  Twitter PageClick Here to Connect to this Podcast via Stitcher Stitcher Page

Visit The Podcaster Matris for More Subscription & Listening Options Now!Find Even More Ways to Listen & Subscribe via The Podcaster Matrix!

 

 

The Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast with Dr. Mark HalsteadThe ultimate success for every podcaster – is FEEDBACK! Be sure to take just a few minutes to tell the hosts of this podcast what YOU think over at Apple Podcasts! It takes only a few minutes but helps the hosts of this program pave the way to future greatness!

Not an Apple Podcasts user? No problem! Be sure to check out any of the other many growing podcast directories online to find this and many other podcasts via The Podcaster Matrix!

 

 

Housekeeping

— Get the whole story about Dr. Mark and his launch into this program, by listing to his “101” episode that’ll get you educated, caught up and in tune with the Doctor that’s in the podcast house! Listen Now!

— Interested in being a Guest on The Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast? Connect with Mark today!

Links from this Episode:

— Dr. Mark Halstead: On the WebOn Twitter

— Dr. Neeru Jayanthi: On the WebOn Twitter

— Jayanthi NA, LaBella CR, Fischer D, Pasulka J, Dugas LR. Sports-specialized intensive training and the risk of injury in young athletes: a clinical case-control study. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Apr;43(4):794-801. doi: 10.1177/0363546514567298. Epub 2015 Feb 2. PMID: 25646361. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25646361/

— Jayanthi N, Schley S, Cumming SP, Myer GD, Saffel H, Hartwig T, Gabbett TJ. Developmental Training Model for the Sport Specialized Youth Athlete: A Dynamic Strategy for Individualizing Load-Response During Maturation. Sports Health. 2022 Jan-Feb;14(1):142-153. doi: 10.1177/19417381211056088. Epub 2021 Nov 11. PMID: 34763556; PMCID: PMC8669935. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34763556/

— Myer GD, Jayanthi N, Difiori JP, Faigenbaum AD, Kiefer AW, Logerstedt D, Micheli LJ. Sport Specialization, Part I: Does Early Sports Specialization Increase Negative Outcomes and Reduce the Opportunity for Success in Young Athletes? Sports Health. 2015 Sep-Oct;7(5):437-42. doi: 10.1177/1941738115598747. Epub 2015 Aug 6. PMID: 26502420; PMCID: PMC4547120. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26502420/

— Myer GD, Jayanthi N, DiFiori JP, Faigenbaum AD, Kiefer AW, Logerstedt D, Micheli LJ. Sports Specialization, Part II: Alternative Solutions to Early Sport Specialization in Youth Athletes. Sports Health. 2016 Jan-Feb;8(1):65-73. doi: 10.1177/1941738115614811. Epub 2015 Oct 30. PMID: 26517937; PMCID: PMC4702158. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26517937/

— Jayanthi N, Kleithermes S, Dugas L, Pasulka J, Iqbal S, LaBella C. Risk of Injuries Associated With Sport Specialization and Intense Training Patterns in Young Athletes: A Longitudinal Clinical Case-Control Study. Orthop J Sports Med. 2020 Jun 25;8(6):2325967120922764. doi: 10.1177/2325967120922764. PMID: 32637428; PMCID: PMC7318830. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32637428/

Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode:

— Interested in being a guest inside The Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast with Dr. Mark? Tell us now!

— Ready to share your business, organization or efforts message with Dr. Mark’s focused audience? Let’s have a chat!

— Do you have feedback you’d like to share with Dr. Mark from this episode? Share YOUR perspective!

Be an Advertiser/Sponsor for This Program!

Grow Your Voiceover Career with - The Voice Farm! Click Here to Get Your Entire Podcast Library Hosted at The Podcast Matrix!Ready to Sponsor THIS Podcast? Click Here to Learn More About Perpetual Advertising Now!

Tell us what you think! It’s never too late to be an advertiser in this podcast, thanks to Perpetual Advertising! Contact us now and learn more about why podcasting allows your advertising dollar to live across millions of future listeners – FOREVER!

Tell Us What You Think!

Feedback is the cornerstone and engine of all great podcast. Be sure to chime in with your thoughts, perspective sand more.  Share your insight and experiences with Dr. Mark by clicking here!

 

The Host of this Program:

Dr. Mark Halstead - Host of The Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast - St. Louis, MOMark Halstead: 

Dr. Mark Halstead received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He stayed at the University of Wisconsin for his pediatric residency, followed by a year as the chief resident. Following residency, he completed a pediatric and adult sports medicine fellowship at Vanderbilt University. He has been an elected member to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness and the Board of Directors of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM). He has served as a team physician or medical consultant to numerous high schools, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Washington University, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Athletica, and St. Louis Rams. He serves and has served on many local, regional and national committees as an advisor for sports medicine and concussions. Dr. Halstead is a national recognized expert in sport-related concussions and pediatric sports medicine.

— Dr. Mark Halstead on Facebook
— Dr. Mark Halstead on LinkedIn
— Dr. Mark Halstead on Twitter
— Learn Why The Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast Exists…

The Guest Featured Inside this Program

Neeru Jayanthi- A Guest on The Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast with Dr. Mark HalsteadNeeru Jayanthi: 

Dr. Neeru Jayanthi is an associate professor of orthopedics and family medicine at Emory University. He is the Associate Director of their Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship and Co-Director of the Youth Sports Medicine Program and Director of Sports Medicine research and education at Emory. Dr. Jayanthi is considered one of the country’s leading experts on youth sports health, injuries, and sports training patterns, as well as an international leader in tennis medicine.  He is a team physician for multiple teams in the Atlanta area.

Connect with Neeru Jayanthi: On the WebOn Twitter