In this episode of Krush Performance, we look at specialization in sport, all the pros and the cons, and we ask, “What exactly is ‘early specialization?’”

Is early sport specialization good or bad for the long-term development of athletes? Is specialization as bad as it has been made out to be? The data tells a very powerful story, we will break it down for you.

If you are a specialized athlete, I will tell you what you need to know to make sure you DO NOT fall into the potential risks associated with a single sport approach.

Then, a great conversation with Krush Favorite Rick Carriere, former Senior Director of Player Development for the Edmonton Oilers, Player & Coaching Development Consultant for the Japanese National and U20 programs, and teacher and instructor at the Vimy Ridge Academy. We discuss player development, coaching development, and capitalizing on your off-season.

Simplicity and being intentional are two key components to having success in sport and we lay it all out for you on this week’s episode of Krush Performance.

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