- Playing the same sport year-round can be boring for youth athletes.
- Kids break away from their normal routine and try something new.
- There is an extra level of eagerness and enthusiasm when playing a new sport.
Overuse Injury Prevention
- Using the same muscles repeatedly for a long time can lead to serious injury.
- By playing different sports, players stress different muscles throughout training.
- Playing multiple sports improves overall strength and conditioning of athletes.
Provides Time to Decide Which Sport You Really Love
- It’s important that kids are able to try new things.
- Having options will allow the kid to decide what he/she really loves.
- Exposure is more significant than specialization.
Become a More Dynamic Team Player
- Kids learn how to be a team player in different situations.
- Can help reduce social anxiety.
- Kids learn how to deal with adversity. You can be the star striker on your football team, but sit on the bench in basketball.
Participating in multiple sports can provide cross training that can improve certain physical skills, transferable technical skills (co-ordination, balance etc) as well as mental toughness.
Multi-sport athletes display improved health and wellness, including decreased injury rates, improved athletic performance, improved leadership skills and teamwork, better attendance in school and better academic performance.