20 December 2005

Kids and Sports

Something is wrong with the way parents handle sports. As I contemplate my son's future, I hope he has many opportunities to play sports and have fun. I think it is an essential part of youth, and I hope he is better at sports than I was. If he excelled at them, and enjoyed one or two in particular, so much the better. After looking at these articles, its a wonder that such is possible.

As a multi-part series, Denver's Rocky Mountain News looks at Kid's Sports today. It gives me an uncomfortable feeling to read some of what is said, particularly what is said by the parents. I was never an elite athlete, quite the opposite in fact, but I enjoyed playing and learning different sports and non-sports. Some of these kids will never get that opportunity and may have their parent's lack of perspective to blame. Read a few and see what I mean.

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