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In the Return to Youth Sports, an Opportunity to Improve Access

“Striking a balance between mental health and this moment is even harder for student and youth athletes, who have even...

Aspen institute Summit 2020

Youth sports in 2020 has been a challenge. The Aspen Institute held a summit in October of 2020 where they...

UConn Basketball Coach, Geno Auriemma, Discusses the Character of Players He Recruits

University of Connecticut basketball coach, Luigi “Geno” Auriemma, on what he looks for in recruits. A great video to have...

Sport and the Commodification of America’s Youth – Professor Travis Dorsch at TEDxPurdueU

Professor Dorsch talks about the challenges posed by the way that society thinks about youth sport in America. Should parents...

Child’s Play is Good for All of Us

This New York Times article addresses the negative ramifications of raising sedentary children.

Survey – Kids Quit Most Sports by Age 11

This insightful article discusses why children are quitting sports at such high rates at such a young age.

Changing the Game in Youth Sports – John O’Sullivan at TEDxBend

John O’Sullivan remembers when youth sports was about children competing with other children, instead of adults competing with each other...

Coronavirus and Youth Sports – What the Future Holds

The Aspen Institute looks at what the future holds for youth sports, following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Leaders Predict a Summer 2020 Return for Youth Sports and an Appetite for New Models

What is the future of youth sports after the COVID-19 pandemic?

Nearly 60% of American Children Lack Healthy Cardiorespiratory Fitness

Too many kids aren’t spending enough time doing cardiovascular exercise. Children who exercise have improved academic achievement and clearer thinking....

Tips to Protect Players from COVID-19

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention put together this 2 minute video of tips for parents and kids to...

While Pro And College Athletes Fight Through A Pandemic, Kids Have A Tougher Path

This TED article includes a 4 minute radio broadcast about how tough the pandemic has been on kids. Many kids...