Portrait Photograph of David Bell

David Bell

Associate Professor

School of Education | Department of Kinesiology

Hometown: Madison, WI

Dr. Bell is an Associate Professor at UW-Madison and teaches in the Athletic Training Program and is the director of the Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory. His research focuses on identifying risk factors for musculoskeletal injuries with a special focus on sport specialization in children.

Sport specialization is defined as year round training in a single sport and is now ubiquitous in most youth sports. Dr. Bell will provide recommendations and strategies to parents and coaches about safe sport participation.


  • This presentation will focus on the consequences of sport specialization and strategies for parents and coaches.