For our kids, practicing and focusing on the sport they love is an important part of playing youth sports. However, specializing in one sport from an early age can cause them to miss out on a number of benefits that could prove beneficial as they mature.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports and Positive Coaching Alliance share how playing multiple sports as a youth athlete offers up new learning experiences, the chance to grow both mentally and physically and protect against our youth athlete burning out.
But how do you encourage your youth athletes to branch out and try a new sport during the offseason of their favorite sport?
Liberty Mutual Insurance has created a helpful tool that highlights some surprising and meaningful information on the benefits of playing multiple sports, ranging from improving diet and health, impacting academic performance, aiding in social development and helping prevent injuries.
We hope that these statistics help your youth athletes consider trying a new sport, if for no other reason than participating in a new and fun learning experience.
Download the tool here and be sure to check back next month for more tools to help keep youth sports a positive experience for our kids.
At Liberty Mutual Insurance, we constantly look for ways to celebrate the countless acts of responsibility and integrity shown by people every day. We created Responsible Sports, powered by Positive Coaching Alliance, as part of this belief to help ensure that our kids experience the best that sports have to offer in environments that promote and display good sportsmanship. We believe kids can learn valuable life lessons when coaches and parents come together to support winning on and off the ice.
In an effort to benefit millions of youth athletes, parents and coaches, this article is among a series created exclusively for partners in the Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports program, powered by Positive Coaching Alliance
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