A new campaign
to promote the benefits of a multi-sport approach for kids has launched in Canada.
“This shows collaboration between four of the most important NSOs in our country,” said Active for Life
’s Richard Monette. “At the highest level, sports are no longer competing with each other for participants. Instead, they are cooperating to ensure that parents understand kids should play more than one sport.”
“The research shows that specializing too early in one sport frequently leads to kids getting injured and burning out, and some start to quit sport altogether,” added Monette. “There is growing evidence that kids who play multiple sports through childhood and adolescence tend to stay active longer, and more of them go further in competitive sport.”
shows the four athletes performing tricks and skills from sports other than the one they’ve specialized in; activities they all played as youngsters, and before they specialized in the sport in which they have become world-class athletes.