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Re: multi-sports for kids

October 17, 2020 04:16AM
My kids both swam competitvely. My youngest learned the butterfly by watching his older brother and started at 5 but my wife and I encouraged them to play a different sport each season. They both did swimming basketball lacrosse and football.

This idea of focusing on a single sport started with soccer as Americans needed to field a better team narionally. There are pros and cons I guess but IMO multi-sport is the way to go at least until hs. Kids who play 1 sport 24-7 often burn out. Plus there is emerging evidence that focusing on a single sport may lead to asymmetrical muscle development and more injuries.

My oldest just started hs. He eventually got tired of swimming and realized while he is tall he's not going to be 6-6 so dropped basketball and is now focusing on lacrosse and football. He's also thrilled I no longer coach him. Lol.
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  Middle School Sports.... multi-sports or not?

JamesJM39October 02, 2020 11:46AM

  funny you mention that

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  Wish I had seen that...

JamesJM15October 02, 2020 11:59AM

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

waterfield14October 03, 2020 09:52AM

  That's truth....

JamesJM12October 03, 2020 10:01AM

  You hear a lot of stories..

sstrams13October 03, 2020 11:43AM

  In my experience...

JamesJM11October 03, 2020 12:20PM

  I am all for multi sports

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  Re: I am all for multi sports

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

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  multi-sports for kids

LMU9314October 16, 2020 04:04AM

  competitive swim team in 4th grade

ferragamo799October 16, 2020 05:56PM

  Re: competitive swim team in 4th grade

waterfield7October 16, 2020 09:15PM

  Swim meets

waterfield7October 16, 2020 09:21PM

  Re: multi-sports for kids

PHDram8October 17, 2020 04:16AM

  Re: multi-sports for kids

waterfield11October 17, 2020 08:40AM

  Very short anecdote...

JamesJM7October 17, 2020 09:19AM

  Re: Very short anecdote...

waterfield7October 17, 2020 10:15AM

  Another anecdote...

JamesJM8October 17, 2020 10:36AM