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Should I let my daughter keep playing softball and golf at the same time? Does one swing mess up the other?

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That is a tough question. In my experience, I have seen both kids and adults that excelled at golf and baseball at the same time. Basically, this is because they were great athletes. I think if you are looking for a college scholarship here, I would recommend focusing on one. There is only so much time in the day and a coach would want to know you were committed to that sport only.

As far as the swings go, they are the same, yet different. The basic movement of swinging and throwing is really the same with baseball, tennis, hockey and golf when it comes to sequencing and such. The plane and weight transfer varies from sport to sport and with what it is you are trying to do with that particular shot. As long as she understands the differences there, she may be able to continue both.

Good luck and I hope that answers your question.

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