Q: How does participating in a variety of activities help my 8-year-old become a better baseball player?
By playing lacrosse they learn to run fast, as well as track an object in the air. That will help with hitting and base running!
By climbing monkey bars at the playground they gain arm strength and upper body coordination which will help them throw baseballs and swing bats.
By swimming they improve their cardiovascular abilities and develop strength and flexibility, which help their overall athleticism in baseball.
Participating in other sports always helps improve skills in a favourite sport. Children need to develop as all-round athletes before they specialize in one sport.