Joe Maddon On The Importance Of Playing Multiple Sports
Maddon states his opinion on sport specialization at a young age.
Breaking Down Early Sports Specialization
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The Best Mentors Help Kids Find Their Passion
R.C. Buford recognizes the mentors in his life and how they guided him to play the sport of his choice.
Stephen 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.
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.
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.
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.