Popular culture seems to be pushing the notion that in order to succeed at sports kids need to be put into sports before they are even out of diapers. Then as soon as they get out of diapers they have to know what sport they want to commit themselves to for the rest of their lives so they can practice enough to make sure they get some sort of athletic scholarship and do well enough to reach the professional ranks.
Early specialization in sports can have a detrimental impact on children. Participating in multiple sports can reduce injuries, provide your child with cross-training benefits and prevent athlete burnout. Read more to see how you can help keep the ‘fun’ in sports .