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Three Strategies to Help Your Child Avoid Youth Soccer Burnout

By Soccer Wire, 05/09/19, 12:00PM CDT

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Kids who play multiple sports are more adaptable, find it easier to learn, and are less likely to end up with injuries due to overuse of certain body parts or muscles.

Youth soccer burnout is a major problem. Many kids quit because they can’t overturn the burn. Check out some tips on how to avoid burnout in young athletes. Being busy has become a badge of honor for many parents. Much of their busy-ness involves driving their children to and from various after-school activities, lessons, and sports games and practices.

Did you know that, on average, school-age kids spend over 5 hours a week in organized activities? That might not seem so bad, but there are many kids spending closer to 15 to 20 hours a week in activities outside of school hours, especially those involved in travel sports. Keep reading for 3 suggestions on how to avoid burnout in your young athlete.