18 Feb NBA Star Steph Curry, Coach Brad Stevens and Others Discuss the Benefits of Multi-Sport Athletic Development
NBA Star Steph Curry, Coach Brad Stevens and Others Discuss the Benefits of Multi-Sport Athletic Development
By now you probably know we are big believers in multi-sport athletic development. Sports provide us an incredible platform to help children improve their confidence, character, independence, versatility and grit.
Parents and children today are under tremendous pressure by coaches and clubs to specialize or focus on only one sport. I could go on and on about the dangers of specialization, but I would rather take a moment and share with you the positive impact multi-sport athletic development can have on children.
“…obviously, Basketball is the no-brainer and my expression of what I do best, but when it comes to Golf, Running, Training and other sports, that is part of my experience growing up. I always played other sports, got exposed to a lot of different skill sets and people, and that was big in my development.”
Here are links to two short videos. In the first video, Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens, discusses how playing multiple sports creates better athletes.
In the second video, Andrea Ettekal Postdoctoral Associate at the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development discusses the life lessons learned playing multiple sports.
I hope you enjoyed these short videos. We truly cannot wait to see everyone this summer!