One of my D's is a HS freshman. She likes sports, but isn't a star. She ran cross-country in the fall (JV) and is currently playing freshman soccer. She also played club soccer in the fall (she's played soccer for 12 years; it's her favorite sport), but probably will give the travel team up next fall. She wants to run cross-country and play soccer all 4 years of high school. She's never going to make the varsity in either and that's OK with her. I'm fully supportive of this, also, because she loves to play and it's good exercise. The problem is that she doesn't have much time for other ECs. During the season, the coaches own these kids 6 days a week. Most of the clubs at school meet during practice times. Even if they didn't, she needs time for homework. So far there's nothing else she's particularly interested in, so she has no drive to go out and squeeze something in. Is this going to be a big problem when it comes time to apply to colleges? I can't imagine that spending one's time doing JV sports is something that impresses a lot of admissions folks. FWIW, she will do some volunteering this summer (in between cross-country and soccer camps).