I appreciate this author’s passion, so similar to my own on this topic, as well as his call to arms. Parents need to feel empowered to get their kids off the single-sport treadmill. As author John O’Sullivan writes in this piece:
“Children need first and foremost to enjoy their sport. This is the essence of being a child. Kids are focused in the present, and do not think of long term goals and ambitions. But adults do. They see “the opportunities I never had” or “the coaching I wish I had” as they push their kids to their goals and not those of the kids.”
O’Sullivan urges parents to not be sheep, take a stand and offer or encourage your kids to participate in multiple sports. As he says, down the road they will thank us later.