Early Sport Specialization: A Psychological Perspective
Author: Gould, Daniel
Source: Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Volume 81, Number 8, October 2010 , pp. 1-58(58)
Abstract:Specializing too early in life can lead to emotional stress, loss of motivation, and burnout, but the research is inadequate to resolve the question of whether early specialization or diversification is more beneficial from a psychological perspective. Nevertheless, some best practices are recommended based on the known benefits and detriments.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2010-10-01
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