Looking for some input.. I have a 6 yr old that started playing academy soccer this last fall. Everything is going great so far, although in speaking w/other parents, I’ve noticed we are one of the few that doesn’t have our daughter playing on multiple teams. We’ve been asked on more than one occasion to play on other teams as well, but to date I’ve politely declined. My fear is that it will burn out my daughter in the long run. Practicing 3-4 nights a week and playing 2+ games a weekend just seems a bit much at this age. I’m all for getting my daughter as many touches/playing time as possible, but can’t help feeling playing on multiple teams will wear her down over time. Ultimately, I know at this age it’s a crap shoot & every player is different.. but again just looking for varying thoughts/observations. In the end, being one of the few that doesn’t play on multiple teams doesn’t bother me.. I will do what is best for her & not worry about the group. It did get me thinking though. Are there more over-zealous parents out there who aren’t looking years down the road than I realize or is this now simply the norm? Growing up playing club soccer, I knew players that grew to hate the sport.. and speaking w/them in the later years the most common cause was simply over-saturation.