I often hear people talk about “specializing” in a certain sport.There’s personal trainers and travel teams to help with the process.

I also hear people mention that kids should play multiple sports. The all-around athlete. Use other muscles. Cut down on overuse of a certain muscle.

It’s all a matter of opinion.

From my perspective, as a kid (Under 16) kids should play as many sports as they can during the year. I firmly believe that when an athlete begins their junior year in high school they should start thinking about if they want to play a sport in college. If they feel they have the talent, maybe they should start concentrating on that particular sport?

As a kid, do it all. Play Baseball, Basketball and Football for sure. Run Track and Cross-Country. Play soccer. Golf, swim…do as much as you can.

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4 Responses to WE HAD JOY, WE HAD FUN

  1. Maureen Rice (Flanagan) says:

    “we had seasons in the sun..”

  2. Jim casey says:

    Totally agree, Red. But unfortunately, there is far too much pressure from parents, coaches, handlers, posses, etc. for kids to specialize early.
    Let kids be kids for as long as possible and make their own decisions.

  3. Mudge says:

    Kids should play as many sports as are available to them , There bodies will tell them which direction to take tall short, strong fast agile thick . These assets will dictate specialtys

  4. Tony16ST says:

    Amen to that Jim
    And the Stars on the beach were just starfish at our feet

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