"Kids need diversity both socially and athletically. When their main outlet for both becomes the same activity, then a bad (or even a mediocre) experience can leave them disliking not only their sport but also physical activity of any kind.”

While developing resilience and persistence is a worthwhile endeavour, more of one sport or extra curricular pursuit is not always better!  This is a great read on "knowing when to quit".

Not only do circles of relationships and opportunities open up when we practice moderation, research also supports a reduction in injuries from burn out or overtraining while pushing through pain in one sport. Perhaps even through practicing one musical instrument over other social and learning connections.

How could you rebalance your life to fill your cup and lead by example? To foster in our mentees a life long appreciation for learning, physical movement, and the mind body connection.


Melissa Shadforth