Too many sports at once
Posted in the Utica Forum
#1 May 3, 2013
I was curious to know if one child was doing 2 sports at once at a young age was too much?The child has 2 games plus practice for one sport and another game and practice for another a week.
#2 May 3, 2013
No keep them busy with good things like sports instead of bad things like video games and tv
#3 May 3, 2013
It depends on what the age is. At an age of around 5 years old it is good to do some sports but not train specifically for one or two sports. If they are that young it is also good to let children free play so they are able to work on balance, coordination, motor skills.
#4 May 4, 2013
The reason i ask this question is because my friend has a child and only gets the child twice a week for visitation and that he's court ordered to take the child to the games games now the problem is that he's only 8 and both sports are while school is still in session and that he's having problems with his school work and now with playing 2 sports at the sametime not too mention he also has lessons for a instrument and is in another activity besides the sports,Unfortunitly when he's with the other half his down time is mostly video games she's likes to keep the child out of her hair as much as possible with video games and sports so she herself doesn't have to be bothered with him.Now my boyfriend doesn't mind one sport but thinks more than one is too much with everything else going on.Not too mention some of the pratices and games are on the same night and so his his extra school activity.
I did research after i posted this question and found that the increase for injuries at a young age has increased tremendousely and and also emotional problems because some parents get thier kids into sports thinking they can get a scholarship off of the sport which some of this might suggest that it can end up being harmful to the child later on.Also more schools ,and outside coaches are forbidding more that one sport at a time.The more reasearch i did the more i think my boyfriend is right that it can be too much and stressful for such a young age. Thank you for your opions my other question is when does the child just get to be a kid and just have plain fun with his family ,friends and cousins.I was always told family was important.
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