These resources address multiple sport athletes and the trend toward specialization in youth sports that creates challenges for coaches, parents and athletes.
Steph Curry: Play Multiple Sports To Get Outside Your Comfort Zone
Steph Curry emphasizes the important role that playing multiple sports had on character building in his youth.
Parents Avoiding Specialization Even When Coach Demands It
Brad Frost talks about how playing different sports helps kids develop skills that they otherwise would not.
Recommendations from the DePaul Women's Soccer Coach on why to watch matches together and what to look for.
Alexi Lalas on the issue of kids being forced to choose between playing for their High School or an Academy.
Tips for players, coaches and administrators on how to establish and maintain a great team culture.
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.
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