This study seeks to understand the experience and perception of current, NCAA DI athletes with regard to sport specialization. By learning more about their level of specialization prior to their life as an NCAA DI athlete, as well as their perception on the importance of specialization, this study seeks to contribute to the growing body of literature in sport specialization. Specifically, this study will help inform aspiring athletes, coaches and parents about the role and perceptions of sport specialization in today's elite level athlete. Using paper surveys, the perceptions of current season NCAA DI athletes at a mid-major university in the Midwest was gathered to answer two questions: What are the perceptions of NCAA collegiate athletes regarding specialization and what training methods do they believe are most important to reach their level of success?
Mathematics and Statistics
"Single Sport Specialization: NCAA DI Collegiate Student Athlete Percep" by Jordyn Blood
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