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NBA Youth Player Practice Amount & Sport Specialization Guidelines

By NBA & USA Basketball, 07/27/17, 9:30PM CDT

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Weekly practice and playing amount explained by age.

Youth Sports Guidelines for Amount of Play & Specialization

Kids all over the country are practicing and playing too many games for their age. According to the NBA and USA Basketball, the right amount of practice and playing time for a player's age is critical to avoiding athletic fatigue, burnout, and injury.