Local coaches on multi-sport debate | Cody Futrell

West Ouachita coach Joey Pender said that each sport builds on a different fundamental aspect of being a top football player and he encourages players

to in that. “Track builds toughness and baseball and basketball are good for hand and eye coordination,” Pender said. “I don’t understand the drive to specialize

kids. Playing multiple sports gives them a competiveness and they become well rounded.” READ MORE