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  • Every sport a kid plays contributes to the other sports they play.

    Think of Aaron Craft; he credits playing safety with helping his basketball defense.

    Think of Rodger Federer; he credits playing soccer for helping him with his footwork in tennis.

    Think of all the great defensive lineman that were wrestlers in HS.

    I played soccer and basketball in HS, and it is surprising how much the body positioning around the goal on corner kicks helped with blocking out for rebounds in basketball. Of course, the conditioning for one sport helped with the other.

    I agree with those urging you to encourage you son to play many different sports.

    As Robert Heinlein (scifi writer) used to say, "Specialization is for ants." At least at on early age.