Experts agree that physical literacy provides the foundation for achievement in sport, and also for success in life.

In fact, even children with an aptitude — and love — for a sport should not specialize in it until they are well into their teens. This will help prevent over-use injuries and reduce the risk of burnout, and practice in each sport improves ability in every other activity.

As a national initiative about physical literacy, Active for Life has information, advice, and resources for parents who want to raise active and successful children.

Here are some key articles about the multi-sport advantage.