American kids playing sports less

Only 28% of kids aged 6 to 12 played team sports on a regular basis in 2018, down from 45% in 2008, per the Sports & Fitness Industry Association.

According to the survey, three of the main reasons kids quit sports are (1) a lack of fun, (2) bad coaches and (3) financial pressure. …

The youth sports exodus

Daria Bijak finally got her Olympic tattoo

Daria was a fantastic elite. And on of my favourite College gymnasts when she competed at Utah.

The story of why she delayed getting inked is interesting.

learning about WINNING and LOSING

Jeremy Mosier likes challenging games for kids. He feels it’s a good way to start learning about being a good winner. And good loser.

For example, MAT WARS.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Be sure all of the kids in your group can handle this challenge physically and emotionally.

(via RecGymnastics.com)

Jordyn Wieber on resilience

Click PLAY or watch it on Twitter.