Athletes should wait until at least age 15 for sports specialization, which means children under 15 should participate in multiple sports. These young athletes should be exposed to different sports in order to learn different skills and spend time with a new group of players, helping them become more social.

Some kids are so involved in numerous sports that they jump from one sport to the other without taking time in between. Seasons often overlap and some players go from one sport to the next on the same day, leaving no room for healing. It defeats the purpose of playing multiple sports so the body can rest between sports. After each season, encourage your child to take some time off to decompress before starting the next athletic adventure.

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