In Lou Schuler’s essay, “How Soon Should Kids Focus On Only One Sport?” in Men’s Health. N.p., 2014. Web. 14 July 2016., the author’s argument is that kids should start at a young age to focus on one sport. <summarize the significance of the text>

When we consider the issue of being successful in sports, some might wonder: How soon should kids focus on only one sport? Lou Schuler’s article addresses this question because he said that in other situations, kids may not want to play more than one sport. If the kid is really passionate about a particular sport, there’s no problem for that kid to play only one sport, even at a young age.

“In other situations, a kid simply may not want to play more than one sport. ‘If an athlete truly finds a pure passion, I have no issues with the athlete playing just that one sport, even at a young age,’ says Lee Taft, CSCS, owner of Sports Speed, Etc., in New Castle, Indiana.”

This might make me wonder about why kids like to play more than one sport. This quote relates to me because I like to play more than one sport such as soccer,basketball and football. But I came to an decision that I’ll stick to soccer because that’s the sport I most likely play and enjoy more.


Another point Schuler makes in his magazine article is: “about how kids like to play more than one sport. This quote relates to me because I wrote a post like this talking about how I like to play more than one sport. But I felt like playing one sport that you’re really passionate about is better because you have more time to spend on it and also better chance making it.  


A third point addressed by Schuler is: “ ‘You rarely see someone who played only baseball all the way through go on to have a successful career in the big leagues,’ he says, noting that you have to be a good athlete before you can be a good baseball player.” This is significant, because it saying that you don’t  have to athletic to become an athlete particularly baseball.

What we can appreciate about this writer’s work is interesting,  We can look forward to seeing what he writes next, because the may reason why I will bring me back to this person is that his paragraph relates to majority of my essay and also he talks about the problem I’m dealing with which having to be promiscuous about other sport.

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  1. Martin 1 year ago

    I do Martial arts…I consider that a sport…If It isn’t a sport, just let me know.

  2. Ian 1 year ago

    That’s cool I play soccer myself but I’ve never been interested in any other types of sports before.

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