NFHS's Bob Gardner Addresses Sports Specialization in USA Today

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NFHS Executive Director Bob Gardner recently penned an oped on the potential harms of sports specialization that was published by USA Today:

More student-athletes are gaining the benefits, fun and rewards of high school sports than ever before. Studies support the notion that athletics advance the health of our young people and make a positive difference in their lives. But there’s more to this story.

Underreported are the added benefits of playing multiple sports and the harm done by specializing in one sport at a young age.

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and USA Football work together to strengthen the benefits of participation in high school sports. Through coach education and best practices, our organizations partner for a mutual goal of better, more engaging and safer play.

To finish reading the oped on the USA Today website, click here