Did you know that research supports children and teens participating in multiple sports – as opposed to specializing? In fact, studies show that over 80% of post-secondary and professional athletes played more than one sport as a child. So whether your child aspires to playing soccer at a professional level, or they simply want to play for the love of the game, there are several benefits to them playing more than just one sport:

  • prevent injury due to repetition and overuse
  • develop a well-rounded set of athletic movement skills
  • strengthen emotional skills such as resiliency and creativity (different sports require different types of mental focus)
  • reduce chance of burnout due to boredom

It’s for these reasons that Alberta Soccer has teamed up with Volleyball Alberta and Basketball Alberta to offer a series of multi-sport camps this summer. The first week of camps is underway, but there’s still space available for the remaining sessions. Get more information and register at the Volleyball AB website