What Happened to the FUN in Youth Sports?

It has been very easy to get caught up in the herd mentality and buy into the underlying competitive nature in club sports. Watching this game reminded me why kids play and why parents support their kids playing. In the United States, 21.5 million youth between the ages of 6 to 17 play sports on a regular basis. Youth sports are an important part of each child’s development. Unfortunately 70% of children involved in sports at a young age quit by the age of 13.

The Merging Styles of Sneakers and Soccer Cleats / Soccer Boots

As early as 10 years ago, multi-colored soccer boots were still frowned upon by many in the soccer world.  “You better be a player with those cleats on!” would be the standard banter thrown at anyone brave enough to have any color of cleat other than black. 10 years on, and you have to look Read more about The Merging Styles of Sneakers and Soccer Cleats / Soccer Boots[…]

Don’t Let Your Kid Play Just One Sport

Instead, force them to play every single sport. Wait, don’t do that either. But one sport per season is not only completely feasible, there is good reason to believe it’s the best plan for long-term success in athletics, or fitness, or health, or life. You gotta think long-term! Kids are not the same as adults. Read more about Don’t Let Your Kid Play Just One Sport[…]

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