Many parents and children believe that kids must specialize at an early age in order to pursue a professional career. However, this is a mistaken belief. A study by Sports Health magazine found that most sports do not require specialization before the age of 13-14 years.
In addition, if you specialize in one sport, the risk of injury is much higher. According to a study by Loyola University Chicago of 1,200 young athletes, the likelihood of injury is 70 to 93 percent higher than that of multi-sport athletes.
Doing several sports has clear advantages for children. A large number of top athletes has done more than just one sport in their high school and college careers and have become so successful despite or precisely because of this.
Focusing on your favorite sport is important! But don't forget to try something new and have fun at sports.