What Coaches Can Say When Young Kids Are Pumped To Specialize Early
Matt Kata talks about how important it is for kids to play a variety of sports.
Why It's Important To Understand The Game, Not Just Be Athletic
Brad Frost talks about how understanding the game separates the really good players from the elite.
See a PCA experts opinion on whether coaches should punish athletes with running for poor performance.
Work with the player to set up clear, consistent, and simple expectations for positive things he can do.
First, think about encouraging your daughter to help her coach understand her play, personality, and learning.
Playing Multiple Sports Early Helps When You Specialize Later
There are elements outside of soccer that are useful for overall improvement, says Soccer Legend Alexi Lalas.
When Playing Multiple Sports, It Can Be Difficult To Keep Tabs On Injuries
Burks urges players and parents to communicate injuries between sports more effectively
Specializing In One Position At An Early Age Harms Youth Development
David Griffin explains that as kids learn sports, they need to learn to play every position.
Coaches Shouldn't Spread The Myth That Specializing Makes You Better
Any coach that tells a twelve-year-old player that they need to pick one sport is doing them a disservice.
When Kids Specialize Early, They Lose The Hunger To Compete
Specialization and year round play without changing sports can often cause kids to lose their passion.
After Injuries, It's Not About When Kids Return To Play, But How
It's natural to want to help your kid back from injury, but parents must also think about quality of treatment
Why The Cleveland Indians Prefer Multi-Sport Athletes
The Cleveland Indians discuss the benefits of playing multiple sports and why you shouldn't specialize early.
MLB Pitcher: The Absolute Worst Thing You Can Do Is Specialize Young
"Don't cripple your kids and make them choose. Allow kids to be kids and enjoy all sports." - MLB Pitcher