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October 11, 2013

N.Y. Times Hosts Roundtable on Pros and Cons of Youth Sports

The New York Times' Room for Debate roundtable blog puts youth sports under the microscope.

September 20, 2013

Research Debunks Importance of Single-Sport Specialization for Youths

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

Elite Athletes Found to Blossom at Different Ages

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

Promoting a Mistake-Accepting Culture for Student-Athletes

Emerging research suggests that students actually learn faster after committing a mistake.

June 21, 2011

Athletic Trainers' Group Releases Weight-Management Guidelines

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

Can High School Sports Hinder Athletic Development?

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

What Can Sports Teach Us About Developing Young Talent?

U.S. society could learn a thing or two from the sporting world about how to successfully develop talent in literature and other fields.

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