ASA/USA Softball

Weekly scenario question

Nov. 22, 2011, 12 a.m. (ET)

Each week Responsible Sports poses a youth sports scenario and encourage you to give your feedback and let us know what you would do. One of the recent questions centered around specialization and if kids should try different sports at the youth level. We got some really great responses and different points of view.

When it comes to determining the appropriate age to focus on one sport, we as parents, need to take into account all variables, and one of the most important, but sometimes overlooked, is how the child feels about the situation. Approaching our kids in these sensitive subjects can sometimes be a difficult task. Conversation with your children about their youth sports experience is the single most important factor in their ability to take life lessons from sports.

Learn more about the parent and athlete conversation and how it can help in your conversations.

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