Growing up, playing sports were some of my favorite memories. I had the most fun, made my most growth, and made some of my best friends playing sports. Playing sports itself, is an inherently pure thing…After all, it’s just a game.
As of 2018, only 38% of kids 6-12 are participating in youth sports, which is down from 45% in 2008. That decline is staggering. Many kids are now missing out on what should be, some of their best life experiences.
We clearly have a problem, and the kids are not to blame. As adults, we’ve somehow screwed this up. We are systematically destroying America’s young talented athletes. And here’s how we’re doing it.