The #PlayMoreBeMore campaign emphasizes the benefits of playing multiple sports and highlights the dangers of specializing in one sport at a young age. Playing a variety of sports will help young athletes:
- Excel in their chosen sport.
E.g. a hockey player who also continues to play volleyball and soccer – soccer is excellent for conditioning, change of direction abilities, and controlling a puck in skates, while volleyball is excellent for leg power and reaction skills. Another example is how cycling and skiing can develop lower body strength for a speed skater.
- Benefit their overall athleticism.
- Avoid overuse injuries that come with repeatedly doing the same sport over and over for several years.
- Avoid burnout.
- Have fun and walk away with a positive and enjoyable experience in sport and physical activity.
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