"Playing Up;" The Scourge of Youth Sports

Over the past decade the practice of “playing up” – letting the younger, bigger and “better” kids play an age group above their level – has become quite popular with youth team sports. “Playing up,” is an ineffective way to develop talent and, in the long run, can be more detrimental than beneficial. Aside from […]

There is Something Wrong With Little League Baseball

Youth sports has experienced unprecedented growth over the past two decades and with this growth has produced many negative outcomes. There is no better example of what is wrong with youth sports than Little League baseball. So many things are wrong with what Little League in particular, and youth sports in general, has become. Talk […]