There may be a point in your sports development when you are given the choice of playing with the older team, also known as “playing up.” Whether asked because of your size, potential, or talent, your first reflex would usually be to accept the offer.
NOT SO FAST! Without taking away the pride and honor that can often go along with the invitation, you should take some time to think it through.
So athletes, along with your parents, consider these questions before jumping one way or the other:
As you can see, there are many factors to consider before jumping to a decision. Every athlete is different. So what may be good for you may not be good for your friend.
Bottom line, make sure your decision is a fit.
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