In America’s hyper-competitive sports landscape it can be difficult to understand the importance of taking time off a sport or encouraging athletes to play in multiple sports.
However, playing in multiple sports makes for a better athlete. 7 out of 10 Olympians said they grew up as multi-sport athletes and nearly all called it “valuable”.
Ned Crotty, an NCAA lacrosse star, claims playing in multiple sports helped him get recruited to college. “If you’re only focused on one sport, you miss out on the chance to be the best athlete you can be”