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By JP Raineri
Sports Editor 

Common dangers of being a one-sport athlete


Last updated 12/21/2018 at 12:18am


The benefits are endless for children when playing sports as it provides them with a lot of positive benefits like leadership skills, discipline and character.

As the Sports Editor for the Valley News, I cover as much high school sports as I possibly can, and I run into so many parents out there that talk about the benefits of specializing in one sport for their child. One of my favorite things is seeing players of all ages go from one sport to the next when the seasons change, but as a local high school baseball coach, I also see where there are benefits and dangers in sports specialization, especially in baseball. The sport of baseball flourishes off failure and requires countless reps in order to succeed at least three times out of 10. A profes...

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