To All Participants,
If you can find the time please look over this post on Linkdin I happened on. Believe me, in all my years in athletics this is a must for any young athlete. Playing multiple sports teaches you relative skills in all areas. Further, year round training is positive if kept in good balance. Seasonal sport first. Any great athlete will tell you the same thing. Play lacrosse, baseball or golf. Enjoy being a kid! Structure is not always the best thing. Let kids PLAY and discover for themselves. I recommend this highly.
Please look over these statistics from the NCAA. Having done a lot of work for the NCAA this data is very complete. We should all strive to reach our goals of competing at the levels children choose. Striving for this is positive but we should also be realistic. The most important thing for young athletes is having fun. You can strive for positive improvement and still have fun. Keep a good competitive balance and allow your athlete to experience the fun in playing the game.