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The Benefits of Being a Multisport Athlete

It is proven that kids who participate in multiple sports become superior athletes.This video tip by Nike Multisport Camps defines the benefits of being a multisport athlete.

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Maintaining Interest

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 quarterback on your football team, but sit on the bench in basketball.

In Conclusion…

Participating in multiple sports can provide cross training that can improve certain physical skills 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.

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