Youth Hockey’s Secret Weapon: Cross Training in Ballet Takes Center Stage

January 18, 2021 @ 3:10 pm

By Shaun Hathaway, January 2021 Sport specialization is defined as year-round training in a single sport while excluding other sports for more than 8 months per year. Although this approach for athletes is common, scientific studies continue to debunk the practice. The detriments of early sport specialization include among others, the risk of burnout, dropout, overuse injury, fear of reinjury, …


“There comes a moment in a young artist’s life when he knows he has to bring something to the stage from within himself. He has to put in something in order to be able to take something out.”

— Mikhail Baryshnikov