I hate you all
- Oct 29, 2012
For a serious-ish take, the problem doesn’t seem to be specialization; it’s volume. If you play basketball 250 days a year, your injury risk isn’t going to go down if you switch to football 125 days and basketball 125 days. Both sports require running, jumping, cutting, and contact. The muscles used and stresses on the joints are pretty much the same.Your takeaway from the article was that all kids who play one sport will suffer major injuries?
If you go with a baseball and basketball split, maybe you’ll fair better, but that’s a matter of volume, again. Baseball is 99.9% sitting and standing.