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ERIC Number: EJ914296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Practice Makes Perfect and Other Curricular Myths in the Sport Specialization Debate
Brylinsky, Jody
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v81 n8 p22-25 Oct 2010
This article presents a different focus on the specialization debate, one that changes the focus to the quality of sport instruction regardless of the level of specialization in training. It suggests that many of the negative consequences of early sport specialization may be avoided with appropriate coaching and sport skill instruction. Rather than debating whether athletes should be engaged in early sport specialization or not, the focus should be on the quality of the training and sport skill instruction that the athlete receives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A