Multi-sport athletes face tough transition


Cameron Madison – Mustangs Ahead

sports logo(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Many LRHS students participate in a wide-variety of sports, but only a few play two or more at the varsity level.

Today the competition to be great at sports is more intense than ever. Many people spend extra time improving their sport to give them an edge.

Single-sport athletes can dedicate all of their time to improving at the one sport they play. Two-sport athletes on the other hand, do not have the luxury or even the time to do so as they must balance between their two sports.

Football is a fall sport and basketball is a winter sport and athletes transitioning from one to another find there isn’t much spare time to practice just one. This makes it hard to get back into the swing of things when there are only a few days before the new season begins.

Sophomore Kaden Rathbun who plays football and basketball said, “It’s sort of difficult but you have to work hard to adjust to the next sport.”

Recovering from lingering injuries is also something that is often disregarded through the transitions of seasons. Often athletes aren’t playing at 100% and are getting through practices with pain because there isn’t time to recover.

Sophomore Kaden Allen, who plays football and baseball said, “It is difficult to balance two sports and it is a tough transition from season to season because there isn’t much time during seasons to practice for the other sport.”

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