Are Profits Killing Youth Sports?

“I think youth sports have gotten away from what’s in the best interest of kids development. You get into, you know hey if I open up an indoor sports center, how much money can I make? So the more leagues I run, the more tournaments I run, the more programs I run, I’m going to make more money,” says former tennis professional and current coach Meredith Walton.

By StrawDecember 11, 2017 2:08 pm, , , , ,

From Houston Public Media:

Many parents are spending a lot of hours and a lot of money, to give their kids the best shot at doing well, in sports.

But some athletes think things are getting out of hand, that kids are being pushed too hard and given false hopes about their chances to make it big. One of those athletes, who made it very big lives right here in Houston.

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