The multibillion-dollar youth sports industry is leaving lots of kids on the sidelines

Aug 23, 2022
In "Take Back the Game," Linda Flanagan looks at how the growing youth sports industry has become a recipe for haves and have-nots.
According to author Linda Flanagan, parents are the main spenders in the youth sports industry. "It goes into travel, to equipment, to team memberships," said Flanagan. "There's an entire world out there that is offering sports options to parents, and they're paying up."
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The football that little kids play might soon look different

Feb 6, 2017
Your kids might not be playing the game the safest way.
Youth participation in football has been declining for at least a decade.
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