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Kristine Lilly On Why Youth Athletes Should Play Multiple Sports

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Kristine Lilly (@KristineLilly) is a PCA National Advisory Board Member and former U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team Captain, who retired from international play with a record 352 caps. Kristine was a four-time NCAA Champion at the University of North Carolina and went on to play in five World Cups, helping the U.S. to championships in 1991 and 1999. She is currently an Assistant Coach for the University of Texas.

Here, Kristine advocates for kids playing multiple sports. While year-round participation in a single sport can lead to burnout and overcoaching, playing multiple sports keeps things fun for kids.