Sport Sampling: How Young Athletes Can Find Multiple Sports to Love
To specialize or to sample, that is the question! Some young athletes specialize, which means they choose one sport and focus only on that sport. Others try sport sampling, which means they sample a few different sports until they find their favorites.
Which is more beneficial to a young athlete and why?
Steve Boyle prefers sport sampling. Steve is the Director of 2-4-1 Sports, a camp where kids try many different sports until they find many to love, not just one. In this podcast, Steve explains why emotional burnout happens for single sport athletes, how young athletes can connect skills from one sport to another, and what coaches can do to become better teachers. Listen in!
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