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
- 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.