Specialization

 

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Nevertheless, this situation is a humbling reminder of how difficult it is to assess all of the unintended consequences in the future of our actions in the present. 

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For multiple reasons, the multiple-sport experience is best. We must strive continually to make that experience possible for most of our student-athletes.

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Like school sports, Little League has different parents today than years ago. “For them, the youth sports fields aren’t so much a destination as a path;"

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There is a temptation to characterize the multi-sport athlete as an anachronism or myth of modern school sports. 

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Another informed and influential voice has joined our frequent refrain that sports specialization is rarely in a student’s best interest.

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“The more money folks are investing, the higher pressure kids are perceiving. More pressure means less enjoyment."

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What I hear when I listen to students . . .is that they want to play multiple sports and that they need us to hear that and to help them.

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What I continue to encourage for most students is that they sample the broad buffet of opportunities that a full-service school offers.

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