The New York Times' Room for Debate roundtable blog puts youth sports under the microscope.
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October 11, 2013
September 20, 2013
Single-sport specialization could end up doing more harm than good for youth athletes in the long run, suggests a new research brief.
May 31, 2013
A majority of the top youth track-and-field athletes aren't able to sustain their dominance as they age, finds a new study from Indiana University.
June 24, 2011
Emerging research suggests that students actually learn faster after committing a mistake.
June 21, 2011
The National Athletic Trainers' Association released a policy statement on Monday addressing safe weight loss and management practices for student-athletes, noting that unhealthy weight management behaviors decrease athletic performance.
April 13, 2011
A 16-year-old female soccer player from North Carolina isn't playing for her high school soccer team, in fear of being held back by the competition.
March 31, 2011
U.S. society could learn a thing or two from the sporting world about how to successfully develop talent in literature and other fields.