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Multi-Sport Participation

Research shows that there are greater benefits of participation in multiple sports as opposed to the high pressure of sport specialization. TC Central Athletics is an avid proponent of multi-sport student-athletes.

Central High School Coaches are expected to be promoters of multi-sport participation, not single-sport specialization. If any student feels that he/she is being pressured to focus on one sport only, he/she should contact the Athletic Office.

Check out some of the following links that support students participating in more than one sport while in school:

NFHS – The Importance of Multi-Sport Participation

NIAAA – Encouraging Multi-Sport Participation

MHSAA – Top 10 List for Multi-Sport Participation and Encourage Multi-Sport Participation In Your School

Changing the Game Project – The Perils of Single-Sport Participation

Associated Press – Where Have The Multi-Sport High School Athletes Gone?

Washington Post – Sport Specialization Increases Injury Risk for High School Athletes, Study Finds

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