child athletes pushed too far

It happens.

Changing the Game Project:

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… “My 10 year old daughter’s soccer coach told her she had to pick one sport, and start doing additional private training on the side, or he would give away her spot on the team.”

So goes the all too common narrative for American youth these days, an adult driven, hyper competitive race to the top in both academics and athletics that serves the needs of the adults, but rarely the kids. …

Parents, start demanding sports clubs and coaches that allow your kids to participate in many sports. You are the customers, you are paying the bills …

Coaches, you need to wise up as well. You are the gatekeepers of youth sports, the people who play God …

The Race to Nowhere in Youth Sports

A good read.

But I do feel the arguments are over-stated.

Specializing in one sport is a good idea for some children.

via Vadim Golub

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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