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2000 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) position statement recommends: 

Youth athletes avoid specializing in one sport before puberty
Be encouraged to try a variety of sports
Participation in a particular sport be limited to a maximum of 5 days per week with at least one day off per week from any organizaed physical activity.

 

2014 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) position statement recommending young athletes

Take a minimum of 2 to 3 months off per year from a particular sport

Only participate in one team of the same sport per season

Avoid early sport specialization & intensive training due to growing research evidence of overuse injuries and burnout