Question for those who've been farther down this road than our family has. How beneficial/important is it for a player to lock into a position by the time they're in early high school? My 2005 son moved to left fullback at about age 11 and thrived there until he entered high school (I started a thread about the wisdom of that move at the time), then was moved this fall as a freshman to a central midfield position (sort of an 8/10 hybrid, more attack and possess than than defend, but box to box) on his high school team and did well there and liked it. Now he's playing on a club team over the winter that plays in some higher-level competitions, and that coach sees him as a center back. In the spring, if my son goes back to his main club, he'll likely again be a left fullback, followed I assume by moving back into central midfield when high school practices begin next summer. He's made the latest move without too much complaining, but I think he feels a little whiplash. Does it hurt him as a player to keep cycling around? And does it hurt college-soccer ambitions (he's a nice player, not not anything like a DA-level or high-level DI college player)?