Allowing your children to participate in youth sports is a fantastic way for children to explore and develop lifelong skills. Youth sports not only play an important role in exercise, but promotes men
To compete or not to compete? That really is a question when it comes to youth sports. Why should kids compete? Is competition good for them? Is it nec...
Too many young athletes are being pushed too hard by parents or coaches, risking their physical, and sometimes emotional, health.
With 7.7 million teens on high school sports teams and millions more children in club sports for all ages, kids are involved in competitive sports now more than ever. But experts caution that the curr
THURSDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Many children today start specializing in one sport early -- playing year-round, joining competitive club or travel teams and participating in special training pr
In ESPN The Magazine, Bruce Kelley and Carl Carchia look at the hidden demographics of youth sports.
A provocative look at the damaging effects of the ultra-competitive culture of youth sports, what drives it, and what we can do
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For the 45 million children ages 6 through 16 currently participating in youth sports, many parents are having to reach deep into their pockets to cover ...
This article examines the benefits of school-based sports for student athletes.
A new study shows that many lonely kids are not involved in athletic activities or shun sports altogether. Katie Couric comments.
Any parent knows that young children are filled with energy, eager to run, jump and play. Transferring that natural energy to competitive sports can help keep kids active and healthy as the grow, and
Re-post: Popular Post from February, 2010 According to the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS), there were over 40 million boys and girls participating in organized sports in 2008. With numbers li
Team sports may build character, but do they also create narcissists, bullies and one-dimensional kids? Jeff Pearlman has made a living as a sportswriter--but he doesn't want his kids to play team spo
After a helmet-to-helmet hit in a peewee team’s practice, a 10-year-old helped his parents make the decision on when to play again.
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With more kids than ever in organized sports, experts in sports medicine and youth athletics say they are increasingly concerned about the pressures put on young children to excel at sports.