IMO kids should not specialize in one sport. Do as we did, play everything.
Yeah, and modern day coaches say the same thing. Where the rubber meets the road is when you have to tell your traveling baseball coach that you are going to miss practice because you have a soccer/hockey/basketball/etc. tournament, let alone a game. Then they reverse course in a hurry!
Old guys like me used to play less games, and practice way less. Used to have informal pickup games way more.