These days, it seems like everyone is exclaiming the benefits of being a multisport athlete. And, it’s true, there are many benefits to playing more than one sport growing up. Experts suggest that it prevents overuse injuries, which are the result of repeating the same motions over and over again. It can also lead to less burnout in young athletes. Plus, it makes kids more well-rounded, increasing their overall agility, strength, stamina and sports IQ. And there are so many other reasons for athletes to seriously consider playing more than one sport.
While the benefits of sports diversification (or playing multiple sports) are great, the key is to be smart about it. Lingering injuries from too many games and practices and poor grades because you’re too tired to do your homework at night can both mean the end of your college recruiting. Follow these steps to maximize the impact of being a multisport athlete.
For more information, check out our recruiting guide for multi-sport athletes.