Here is a link about the demands on our kids who play sports. It is a good topic to discuss during the off season http://changingthegameproject.com/the-race-to-nowhere-in-youth-sports/
Aregood, I don't want to steal your thunder here. This is excellent, please post on other threads other than 4A.
Sportsnut17, I shared this on the football boards on this site. Feel free to share it wherever you like. I like a good discussion and do not take credit for this article. I had an uncle who as a High School student could play all sports. when a student had the talent.That uncle was high school all state in 3 sports and also ran track. He played in both the Shrine Bowl and East West game.He was all conference jr. college in two sports and was All ACC baseball at Wake Forest. As much as I love sports the seasons are too long and overlap making it hard to play more than one sport. This is hard for me to say because when I was in high school we were not allowed to play more than 12 football games and had to be co State Champions. We do need to get back to shorter seasons and limiting off season practice. Remember by far the largest number of high school players will not play after they graduate.Aregood, I don't want to steal your thunder here. This is excellent, please post on other threads other than 4A.