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Early Sports Specialization in Young Athletes: Management Strategies

Course: #4304Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Live WebinarFri, Apr 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm EDT

Early Youth Sports Specialization has become a common occurrence in many countries of the world. Researchers have found that early sports specialization can have both negative and positive effects on young athletes. This presentation will provide an evidence-based discussion on this topic including recognition and management strategies. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA and AT.

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Live Webinar

Fri, Apr 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm EDT

CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; BOC/2.0 Category A; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to define early sports specialization among different youth sports.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list at least two negative and positive effects of early sports specialization.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify evidence-based recognition and management strategies for specific sports and athletes negatively affected by early sports specialization.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify strategies for improving early sports specialization among young athletes.

Agenda

0-15 Minutes Background, review of learning outcomes
15-30 Minutes Defining early sports specialization and commons sports requiring early specialization
30-40 Minutes Negative effects of early sports specialization
40-65 Minutes Screening and recognition for negative effects
65-80 Minutes Positive effects of early sports specialization
80-105 Minutes Proposed management strategies for young athletes experiencing negative effects
105-115 Minutes Future considerations for youth sports
115-120 Minutes Summary, Q&A

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Presenter Disclosure:
Financial: Financial: Scott Cheatham has received an honorarium for presenting this course.
Non-financial: Scott Cheatham has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.


Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by PhysicalTherapy.com, a Continued site.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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