Specializing in softball at an early age
Saw a great post the other day at the Softball Performance blog. Marc Dagenais was talking about specializing in softball, at the exclusion of any other sport, at an earlier age.
Marc’s take is that specializing in softball at young ages is a bad thing. He lists several reasons, including the potential for burnout and overuse injuries.
I highly recommend reading both this article and the follow-up. It may not be what you want to hear if you’re a softball fanatic, but it’s what you need to hear. Incidentally, the information Marc presents is not his opinion — it’s the result of scientific research. And Marc should know. He is a recognized expert in softball-specific conditioning and training.