The benefits of sampling sports during childhood



Title The benefits of sampling sports during childhood
Author(s) Jean Coté, Sean Horton, Dany MacDonald, Scott Wilkes
Journal Physical & Health Education Journal
Date 2009
Volume 74
Issue 4
Start page 6
End page 11
Abstract This article considers the benefits of early sports specialization versus sports sampling for children, and examines the impact of sports participation on their physical and psychosocial development. The authors review opposing research studies that suggest that early participation in deliberate practice or, conversely, deliberate play, is necessary to developing sports skills at an expert level. They offer their support toward sport sampling, noting that it more effectively promotes lifelong engagement in physical activity and combats childhood obesity.

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