Single-Digit Soccer: Specializing too soon?

One thing I’ve heard from Brandi Chastain on occasion is that she thinks growing up playing multiple sports helped her in her soccer career. She stayed active, stayed refreshed and translated certain skills like anticipating a fly ball in softball.

Think that’s a thing of the past, only applicable to previous generations? Alex Morgan would say no. Until high school, she was in AYSO, not intense club soccer.

SoccerAmerica – Becoming Alex Morgan: Rising star reflects on youth game (Part 1) 11/02/2011.

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