By Ken Reed
There are many reasons youth and HS athletes should play more than one sport, and the NFL just gave us another one.
Of the 32 first round draft picks in the recent NFL draft, 29, or 91%, were multi-sport athletes in high school.
Draft analyst, Kirk Herbstreit, had this to say about that powerful stat:
“For all the parents/coaches that think specializing in one sport is the right thing to do. Let them play multiple sports. You’re doing your young athlete a disservice by locking them into one sport.”
Right on, Mr. Herbstreit.
— Ken Reed, Sports Policy Director, League of FansPrint
- Ken Reed appears on KGNU Community Radio in Colorado (at 02:30) to discuss equality in sports and Title IX.
Ken Reed appears on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour (at 38:35) to discuss his book The Sports Reformers: Working to Make the World of Sports a Better Place, and to talk about some current sports issues.
- Ken Reed's Author Page on Amazon
- League of Fans is a sports reform project founded by Ralph Nader to fight for the higher principles of justice, fair play, equal opportunity and civil rights in sports; and to encourage safety and civic responsibility in sports industry and culture.