May 11, 2011 • 3 min read
This is the second part of our series on selecting the right summer camp for your young athlete. Â Click here to read last week’s post on What Sports Parents Should Know When Selecting Summer Camps.
Whether youâ€™re selecting a multi-sport camp for a younger child, a week-long single-sport camp for your middleschooler, or a resident camp for your high-school athlete, a little research goes a long way to finding the right summer sports camp for your young athlete. Here are some pointers to help you get started:
As with most things in life, balance is the key. Donâ€™t overload your child with too many soccer-specific, lacrosse-intensive, or baseball-only camps in a row; youâ€™ll just invite burnout and injury. Try to balance the sports camps with your childâ€™s other interests, like art, drama, creative writing, and science.
And no matter what you choose, remember to tell your young athlete to have fun. Itâ€™s summer! Thatâ€™s what camp should be about.
Emily is a freelance writer living in Berkeley, California. Emily brings a lot of first-hand experience to the table having been team manager for her childrenâ€™s soccer, baseball, basketball, and softball teams and she also captains a number of her own adult tennis teams.