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It is all about what he will love to do. Talent will only take you so far, then the kid will have to love to practice a sport to be really good. It is all about loving something enough to practice it on his own. Will he be willing to in the back yard and throw, catch, shoot, run without being told to? There has to be a drive to excel and the willingness to put in hours of practice. At least that is my experience. He might love to play a bunch of sports but hate to spend a lot time practicing any of them and that should be OK. Think of it this way, how many OSU football players come into the program that end up transering or not playing because they don't have "work ethic?" Well work ethic is nothing more than loving to practice. On the other hand we all love those 3 star guys that come in and work their butts off and end up being great players. My point is, its so much more than talent and liking to play, everyone likes to play, but few have a real passion and love to practice. That is the whole difference between good and great.
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.
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