Specialization and the Connection to Player Safety

Specialization and the Connection to Player Safety


Specialization continues to be a significant problem across the youth sports landscape, as young athletes are breaking down and burning out.

During the National Alliance for Youth Sports’ upcoming Virtual Youth Sports Congress on Nov. 4-6, Dr. Ann Lebeck will be presenting a session entitled Specialization and the Connection to Player Safety.

She’ll be discussing the implications of early sports specialization, multi-sport participation and single-sport focus. She’ll also cover the alarming problem of soft tissue injuries and degenerative disorders that are being seen in athletes as young as 10 years old.  

Lebeck is a primary care sports medicine physician. She has spent the past eight years working with athletes at the high school, collegiate and professional level, and most recently with the U.S. Army at Fort Huachuca in Arizona.

This session is part of three outstanding days of Congress sessions to help keep you ahead of the curve during these challenging times where professional development is more important than ever. Plus, it’s the perfect time to maintain or earn your Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) credential, which more than 4,000 recreation professionals have done.  

Among the sessions on tap are:

Facility Allocation: Who is Using Your Fields?

Preventing Bullying with Evidence-Based Practices for Athlete Health and Safety

Inclusion Isn't Scary! Everyone has the Right to Play!

Youth Sports Program's Role in Developing Physical Literacy

Regaining Equilibrium – Time & Stress Management for Leaders  

Relationships are EVERYTHING!

Toughening Athletes Up for a Tough World or Harming Their Brains?

Purpose Based Recognition: Recognizing, Rewarding, and Retaining

Gender Equity in Youth Sport

And more!

Plus, there will be roundtable discussions on other important issues, providing attendees with opportunities to learn and share information with their peers.

The Virtual Youth Sports Congress is open to anyone with an interest in providing top-quality youth sports programming for today’s youth.

Don’t delay, register today!

Specialization Health Safety Injury Dr. Ann Lebeck

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