breed 'em young

A pretty good follow-up article to the controversial Money Wins article that we ran. And with over 15,000 views and 300 plus comments, y’all got plenty to say on the issue. Jump in the discussion.
The other day I had a conversation with a coaching colleague about the state of youth sports. I stated that the emphasis on travel sports and playing multiple games per day for young children was hurting kids and damaging sports.
“I agree with what you are saying,” he said, “but you are forgetting that youth sports is now a form of entertainment for the parents. We are just giving them what they want.” Sadly, he was right, and I hear this a lot. The question is “should we be giving parents what serves them best, or what serves their children the best?”
Is that even a question? Read on.