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For Our Children’s Health, Keep Sports Fun

It is rare to find children playing baseball on a sandlot, without adult supervision, these days. Sports have become a serious and organized business, with extensive coach and parent involvement. And a lot of times, sports are more like school than fun relaxation for children.

“Many youth leagues, particularly those for “elite,” “travel,” or “select” teams, have become hypercompetitive for many reasons, including organizations that make money from running tournaments, coaches who emphasize winning at all costs, and parents who hope that their children can earn scholarships by specializing in their chosen sport at an early age to advance their talent as rapidly as possible and gain an edge over their peers. Their intentions may be good, but the results are not. “ Read more.

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