Title

Consequences of Injury Due to Single Sport Specialization in Adolescent Athletes

Date

5-31-2018 1:30 PM

End Time

31-5-2018 2:00 PM

Location

HWC 203

Session Chair

Tom Kelly

Session Chair

Jennifer Taylor-Winney

Session Title

Health and Exercise Science Group Presentations

Presentation Type

Presentation

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Amy Hammermeister

Abstract

Sports related injuries in adolescents are becoming increasingly common among young athletes. The type of injuries vary in severity and location, but result in detrimental effects on the adolescent’s well being emotionally and physically. The emotional effects of a sports injury lead to traumatic changes in self-concept, emotional state and mental status. In addition to the potential for altered mental status, the physical implications of a severe injury can change the activity level of the adolescent permanently. Aside from sport participation in general, it’s becoming more common for young athletes to focus on a single sport for their athletic career. Single sport specialization encourages an athlete to train heavily and cultivate their skills in one area. This practice can ultimately have detrimental effects on the mind and body, which have permanent implications.

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Consequences of Injury Due to Single Sport Specialization in Adolescent Athletes

HWC 203

Sports related injuries in adolescents are becoming increasingly common among young athletes. The type of injuries vary in severity and location, but result in detrimental effects on the adolescent’s well being emotionally and physically. The emotional effects of a sports injury lead to traumatic changes in self-concept, emotional state and mental status. In addition to the potential for altered mental status, the physical implications of a severe injury can change the activity level of the adolescent permanently. Aside from sport participation in general, it’s becoming more common for young athletes to focus on a single sport for their athletic career. Single sport specialization encourages an athlete to train heavily and cultivate their skills in one area. This practice can ultimately have detrimental effects on the mind and body, which have permanent implications.