Sport Specialization Leads to Higher Injury Rate According to NFHS Study

The results of a study funded by the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) recently published found that students who specialize in just one sport were nearly twice as likely to sustain a lower extremity injury than students who participate in multiple activities. 

The study was conducted throughout the 2015-16 school year at 29 high schools in Wisconsin involving more than 1,500 student-athletes equally divided between male and female participants. 

You can read the entire summary of the study's findings written by Bruce Howard and published in the January 2017 edition of High School Today Magazine at: http://www.nfhs.org/articles/injury-rates-higher-for-athletes-who-specialize-in-one-sport/