Seems there are quite a few soccer parents and coaches here who have been through the "grind" and brought their kids up playing soccer. I am wondering if there is an optimal number of seasons per year that a kid should play. If we are looking at 4 "seasons" (put in quotes as seasons don't always align with soccer "seasons")... If playing purely for fun then obviously one season is fine. But if competitive play is the goal then I would think 2 seasons would be minimal, with some off-season exercising/other sports to maintain fitness. 4 seasons might burn the kid out (according to some). 3 seems like it might be optimal. Many of you have been through the ringer already; if you don't mind sharing your opinions/experiences on this, would be appreciated. Thanks Note: for us, for the next couple years it is sizing up as: soccer league in the spring, maybe a summer camp, fall league, indoor soccer in winter (one or two sessions, they are 8 weeks each so not exactly a "season"). And we play at home sporadically throughout the year.