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|Keep Youth Sports Fun for Kids - 2022-09-10|
Youth sports are supposed to be fun, build character and improve fitness.
In many cases, however, they’re also causing injuries, social anxiety and mental health problems for athletes and parents alike.
Author Linda Flanagan tackles this conundrum in her new book, “Take Back the Game: How Money and Mania Are Ruining Kids’ Sports – and Why it Matters.” Flanagan alleges that the $19 billion youth sports industry has gotten out of control, a serious problem considering about 60 million children and teens from ages 6 to 18 participate in organized sports each year, according to the National Council of Youth Sports.
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