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Dr. Nirav Pandya: The consequences of sports specialization

Dr. Nirav Pandya, from the University of California, San Francisco, will be available for interviews on Thursday, February 22, from noon-2 p.m. ET.

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Interview opportunity available:

Thursday, February 22, from noon-2 p.m. ET

Young athletes are becoming specialists, joining expensive clubs and devoting themselves to a single sport all year.

Available expert:

Dr. Nirav Pandya is an associate professor of pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He can discuss topics including:

  • Recent trends concerning young people’s participation in sports;
  • How specializing can increase the risk of overuse injuries and other sports injuries in young people;
  • Financial barriers that limit children’s ability to participate in athletics, as costly specialized leagues become the norm;
  • Differing outcomes for youths who specialize and those who participate in a variety of sports and activities; and
  • The socioeconomic consequences of rising financial costs associated youth sports.

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