Parents often have a hard time understanding the extent and
breadth of youth sports that their kids are involved with. As the child
progresses the parents get advice from other parents, coaches and sport
organizations. At some point most parents’ start questioning the information
and seek answers elsewhere.
One of the most common questions is: Should my child
play one sport year-round?
This seems like a simple question but the answers are often
times conflicting so it depends on who is asked. Sometimes it is hard to get an
informed answer from someone who makes a living on training and coaching kids
The question of whether multiple sports or a single sport is the right path for a youth athlete is a tough one to answer, but parents shouldn't expect an honest answer from someone who makes a living on training and coaching kids in sports.