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Quiz the Coach - Soccer or Softball?

Quiz the Coach - Soccer or Softball? - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 1 Star Rating)

Quiz the coach helps teen and tweens with sports and fitness related issues and problems like obesity, healthy eating questions, skateboard tricks and P.E. dilemnas. - Page 10

So ya dig sports but need some help with your game? Don't understand some of the rules of football, basketball or hockey? Got a gripe about P.E. class, skateboarders, cheerleading, coaches, or anything? Why not ?

1Hey Coach,
In high school I am planning on playing soccer and softball. Only one problem - they are both during spring and I can only play one sport at a time. A lot of people say I am really good at softball, but I am not too shabby at soccer either. I love playing soccer. It really helps me be competitive and I always have a good time, win or lose. I will be playing on a select team for softball and my parents think I could get a scholarship if I stick with it. I also think I could develop into a really great soccer player if I work hard at it. I love soccer and I really enjoy it, but I think softball could take me somewhere, and I like it too. What would be the better sport to play as far as going somewhere with it and also having a blast doing it?
sondicol

Hey sondicol

Soccer and softball are both sports which can open up opportunities for you and take you somewhere. Women's soccer and softball are two of the fastest growing college sports and thousands of athletic scholarships are given out each year to girls who play these sports. Playing each sport can also give you a chance to meet new friends, challenge yourself, get a competitive rush and "have a blast."

It sounds as though you're more passionate about playing soccer, than softball, so stick with soccer. You'll have more fun and get more long-term rewards by playing the sport you're most passionate about, rather than playing a sport, just because it might get you a free ride at college. You may not end up getting a scholarship playing soccer, but you'll be doing something you love. That may open up a door down the road for you to coach soccer, write about soccer or do something else you love that involves soccer. It's understandable that your parents are concerned about you getting a scholarship (since they're the ones who'll probably be at paying at least some of the money for you to go to college). But you'll have lots of time, once you're an adult, to sacrifice what's fun, for what's practical. While you're still a kid, stick with soccer, and stay focused on having fun.

Do you need tips or advice on sports, fitness or health? to the Kidzworld Coach. Keep in mind peeps, the Kidzworld Coach isn't a doctor or a professional athlete or anything like that. He's just a dude who digs sports, plays 'em and knows a lot about 'em. You should always talk to your 'rents, a doctor or your school gym teacher before starting a new sport or a new exercise.

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