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Middle School Sports.... multi-sports or not?

October 02, 2020 11:46AM
I'm not sure I've got the term right... is it called 'middle school' now? I'm referring to Kindergarten thru 8th grade. Pre-High School.

More and more parents in 'my' area are choosing to pick ONE sport for their child/athlete and concentrate on that sport only... for approx. 10 months of year, (it varies, some are ALL year).

This despite what I'm hearing from pro athletes, educational leaders, etc., saying 'knock it off, play multi-sports'.

I have no expertise in this area... none whatsoever. My 'gut' agrees with the theory of playing multi-sports but admittedly that's just my 'gut'.

All my grandsons have been multi-sport athletes, at least 3 sports... mostly football, basketball, baseball... but also a little swimming, track, tennis and more. Funny thing about all of them... if I asked them during football what their favorite sport was they would reply 'football'.... ask them during basketball season and their answer was 'basketball'.. same with baseball. This until High School, that is, at which time the had chosen a true favorite.

That does not, however, say much about IF they had played ONE sport and one sport only during middle school would they have been 'better' at that sport?

So anyway, interesting topic, I think... any thoughts? - JamesJM
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  Middle School Sports.... multi-sports or not?

JamesJM43October 02, 2020 11:46AM

  funny you mention that

21Dog22October 02, 2020 11:54AM

  Wish I had seen that...

JamesJM18October 02, 2020 11:59AM

  Re: Middle School Sports.... multi-sports or not?

waterfield16October 03, 2020 09:52AM

  That's truth....

JamesJM14October 03, 2020 10:01AM

  You hear a lot of stories..

sstrams18October 03, 2020 11:43AM

  In my experience...

JamesJM15October 03, 2020 12:20PM

  I am all for multi sports

ferragamo7914October 05, 2020 08:46AM

  Re: I am all for multi sports

waterfield10October 15, 2020 01:35PM

  I was C/O 1985. All I played was baseball. It used to KILL me to see....

Ramgator16October 07, 2020 05:12AM

  Re: I was C/O 1985. All I played was baseball. It used to KILL me to see....

waterfield16October 07, 2020 08:19AM

  11th and 12th grades were ok. But I HATED 10th grade!!! HATED IT!

Ramgator14October 08, 2020 04:12PM

  multi-sports for kids

LMU9317October 16, 2020 04:04AM

  competitive swim team in 4th grade

ferragamo7912October 16, 2020 05:56PM

  Re: competitive swim team in 4th grade

waterfield10October 16, 2020 09:15PM

  Swim meets

waterfield10October 16, 2020 09:21PM

  Re: multi-sports for kids

PHDram11October 17, 2020 04:16AM

  Re: multi-sports for kids

waterfield14October 17, 2020 08:40AM

  Very short anecdote...

JamesJM11October 17, 2020 09:19AM

  Re: Very short anecdote...

waterfield9October 17, 2020 10:15AM

  Another anecdote...

JamesJM11October 17, 2020 10:36AM