SmartTeams™ Talk: NCAA's Hainline Sees Overspecialization and Overuse Injuries As Signs of Broken Youth Sports Model

In a wide-ranging, provocative, and, at times, spiritual SmartTeams™ Talk, Brian Hainline, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, discusses two major NCAA-funded research studies on sport-related concussions and the organization's efforts to address mental health issues among college athletes, laments the consequences of the lack of free, unstructured play among youth in terms of physical illiteracy and obesity, and identifies the alarming trend toward sports specialization and the overuse injury epidemic as signs of a broken youth sports model. 

To download the e-publication on mental health issues issued by the NCAA for student-athletes which Dr. Hainline references in his SmartTeams Talk, click here

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