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Walker believes that students benefit from participation in multiple sports rather than specializing in just one.
The Walker Backers began presenting the Zaharias/Thorpe awards in 2016. We look forward to honoring our 3-season athletes for years to come. Click here to see last year's 3-season athletes.
Please read through the articles below to get a sense of why we believe so strongly in multisport participation. Promoting multi-sport athletesCompetitive youth sports in societySpecialization responseSpecialization versus multi-sport athletesSport specializationSport specialization – A coach’s role in being honest with parentsGrowth of non-school sports leads to fewer multi-sport athletesQuarterback survey: Cross training helpsChanging the game in youth sports – Ted talkNFHS case for multi-sport athletesThe Aspen Institute’s Project PlayThe dangers of specializationSport specialization may predict injuriesOne sport may be too muchRuining the athleteGeneration knifeSingle sport athletes don’t always winPlaying multiple sports builds better athletesWorld Cup champions show benefits of playing multiple sportsHere's why you shouldn't pressure kids to specializeDr. James Andrews: Don't specializeEncouraging multisport participation Cuddyer's Corner (focus on versatility)Advice on Multi-Sports - Jake OdorizziEncouraging multi-sport participation (NIAAA magazine)Injury rates higher for athletes who specialize in one sport Study finds specialization leads to injury Highly Specialized Athletes More Likely to be InjuredHow to Destroy Your Child's Athletic FutureQB Survey: Cross Training Only HelpsThe Dangers of Sport Specialization
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