By Eric Fischer
As the school year comes to an end, a local coach is concerned about the number of kids signing up for sports. With the increasing amount of specialization, kids only playing one or two sports, spring and summer workout programs are seeing declining numbers, as well as an increase in injuries. Neil Seering, head coach of the Luxemburg-Casco track team and assistant football coach says kids are being pulled in too many directions.
Coach Seering advocates for a return to multisport athletes, having been a former three-sport athlete himself, as each sport trains the body to work in different ways, preventing injury. A USA Today High School Sports study recently showed 29 of the first 32 players selected in the 2018 NFL Draft were multisport athletes, which Seering hopes continues going forward.