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Does a Multi-Sports Background Equal Success?

Functional Movement shares some things to think about multi-sport participation and sports success in the long-run.  Here are some people who wholeheartedly support multi-sport participation:

On the flip side, a question that could be raised is ” Did these athletes become great because they played multiple sports?  Or did they play multiple sports because they were great athletes?”  That’s an important question to think about.  Having shared that thought to ponder on, here are some benefits of a multi-sports background:

  • decreases over-use injuries which can also be better managed by well-thought out training programs and appropriate length of  playing seasons
  • increased movement capacity as different sports require varying movement patterns
  • improves athletic capacity

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For full article:  Does A Multisport Background Improve An Athlete’s Opportunity For Success?

For more information about Multi-Sports camp at Purchase, or to enroll, visit our Multi-Sports camp page, today.

Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps

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A Moment in the Life of Future Stars’ Campers

Welcome to “2019 Camper Moments”!  Even though our summer camp has ended, we will continue to feature campers from a variety of camps at Purchase on Wednesdays.  Please contact us with any requests to know more about Future Stars Camps at: purchase@fscamps.com

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Meet veteran Future Stars Multi-sports camper, Max.

Farah:  When did you start at Future Stars camps and what camps have you joined?

Max I started 6 years ago.  I’ve been at Multi-sports, Tennis, and Circus Arts camps. 

Farah: What camp are you in this week? 

Max:  Multi-sports.

Farah:  What have you been working on this week?

Max:  We have been doing color wars, so it’s four teams with a bunch of kids and you have to get the most points to win. We’ve been playing capture the flag, gaga ball and world cup. My favorite was capture the flag.

Farah:  What is your favorite part of this week?

Max: Probably dodgeball. 

Farah:  What are you most looking forward to this week? 

Max:   I enjoy the relay race which has different stations and the first team to complete all stations wins.

Farah:  Do you have a favorite counselor? 

Max:  I don’t have a favorite, I like them all. 

Farah: Is there someone that you look up to or admire? In sports or entertainment? Why?

 Max:   David Wright, he played on the Mets. He played 3rd base just like I do in baseball. I saw him in the first game I ever watched and he hit a crazy grand slam!

Farah: What are your hobbies?

 Max:  I like to play with figures, like gaming figures and pokemon figures. I usually pull them out and play with them.

Farah:  What grade are you in? What do you most enjoy about school?

Max:  I’m going into 6th grade. I really love field time during recess.

Farah:  What do you want to be when you grow up?

Max:   Either a chef or an engineer. I’m being taught to cook by my mom. My favorite thing to make is either pizza or muffins.

Farah:  What is your favorite memory from camp? 

Max:  It was maybe 2 years ago and it was at Multi-sports camp. We were playing color wars and you had to lip sync a song for points and I did “Believer” by Imagine Dragons. It was so fun! My favorite song has changed but it was my favorite at the time.

Farah:  Nice meeting you Max, and I hope that I catch you lip syncing at some point this summer!

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For more information about Multi-Sports camp at Purchase, or to enroll, visit our Multi-Sports camp page, today.

Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps

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Did You Know This About the NFL 2018 First Round Picks?

Just in case you missed this part of the bio of these 2018 NFL first round picks, “the first round was chock full of athletes who played multiple sports in high school or throughout most of their pre-college years.”  Here’s a taste of who they are and what they played:

  • Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns #6, Oklahoma, his sports background included baseball, and he is still with the Browns
  • Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants, Penn State, his sports background included track and basketball, and he is still with the Giants
  • Sam Darnold, QB, New York Jets, USC, his sports background included basketball and baseball, and he is still with the Jets
  • Denzel Ward, CB, Cleveland Browns, Ohio State, his sports background included track and he is still with the Browns
  • Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo Bills, Wyoming, his sports background included basketball and baseball and he is still with the Bills
  • Mike McGlinchey, OT, San Francisco 49ers, Notre Dame, his sports background included basketball, wrestling, and lacrosse, and he is still with the 49ers

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For full article:  NFL Draft 2018: First round loaded with multi-sport athletes 

For more information about Multi-Sports camp at Purchase, or to enroll, visit our Multi-Sports camp page, today.

Image Credit:  Future Stars Camps