Specialization is becoming quite a push for high school students. This particular show is going to support evidence that it is NOT in the best interest of a high school athlete to specialize. If student-athletes choose to play only one sport, that is fine, but being encouraged to specialize is our topic of discussion.
We will have, in studio, College Coaches and their perspectives – Keith Guttin – MSU Baseball, Mary Whitehead – Evangel Volleyball, and former college coach Terry Allen. We will have contributions from (via email statements) – Coaches Becky Vest (C of O Women’s Basketball), Chris Martin (SBU Baseball), Jim Flora (SBU Softball), Stacy Edwards (C of O Volleyball), Dawn Neal (Evangel Women’s Basketball), Lisa Tinkler (Drury Women’s Golf), Kelli Harper (MSU Women's Basketball).
We will also have Executive Director of Mercy Sports Medicine Jim Raynor in studio to discuss the physiological effects. We will have multi-sport/college/college bound athletes in studio - Ari Acuff – Senior three sport athlete from Kickapoo High School; Kelsie Cleeton – Current college basketball player at College of the Ozarks, four sport athlete in high school -Hillcrest; Conner Sechlor – Three sport athlete from Bolivar High School, committed to play baseball at Missouri State University Hayley Frank – Three sport athlete from Strafford High School.
Whew! What a show we have planned! Send in your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org - thanks!