AUDIO: CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning with Hallie Cotnam
Whole Child Sport’s Luis Fernando Llosa discusses youth sports, early specialization and creativityDownload
AUDIO: New Hampshire Public Radio
There’s a lot of concern these days that an ethic of winning at all costs, promoted by over-zealous parents or coaches, is ruining youth athletics. And kids are paying the price, from sports injuries at ever-younger ages, to constant practice that cuts into family time. But now, some adults are crying “foul” and calling for change.
According to Jay Atkinson’s article in the Boston Globe, the problem with youth sports is “single-sport specialization, the privatization of youth leagues, and the ranking and cutting of young children.”Download