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Thank You for another year of talking about people behind their backs. Now go do it at baseball.
Baseball sucks LAX is the best!
Sorry your kid plays baseball.
Hockey is never over. Kid is on the ice right now.
this trait infests all levels of youth sports.
They're all the same now and there is no getting away from it.
What the experts say and what parents do are totally separate things. There was a study done on the birth years of pro soccer players and what they found was that there was a disproportional amount of players who were born in the beginning of the year. What they found was that these kids were at the older end of the spectrum when they started playing soccer. They were bigger and faster and were the best players on the field at a young age. The parent saw there kid dominating kindergarten soccer and though there kid had a natural talent. So the kid gets signed up for camps, special teams, etc. It was an interesting article that I am prob not doing justice in my short post.
But I think that is part of the reason of the year round training. Every parent wants their kid to excel and specializing in a sport is one way of trying to make that happen.
If you are talking about baseball & football, plenty do quit or are forced out because of injuries, it's just the pool of players are significantly larger.
That’s okay. Not Concerned about him being overtaken by a Florida player who takes his college spot because he won’t be playing college baseball. Probably won’t be playing college hockey either. But as for the present and now I am happy and content with him playing at the highest levels at the two sports that HE chooses to play. Happy that enjoys both sports that he chose and happy that he gets selected for the best teams at both sports.
I not debating nor overly concerned over future but as a kid I am happy that he is a multi sport athlete that will be better than half of his team at both sports in high school and if he gives up one or both for hockey I am pretty confident he would do well at that too.
Wish everyone was as realistic.
You guys writing a novel? Shut up!! Baseball sucks!! It's like watching paint watch paint dry. ******* soccer is more riveting.