By Ken Reed
A ton of kids are simply being priced out of sports. And many are alienated by a coaching structure that emphasizes winning.
The twin forces of WAAC (win-at-all-costs) and PAAC (profit-at-all-costs) continue to damage the integrity of pro, college and high school sports.
But they have also severely damaged youth sports, an area of sports that used to be a bastion of innocence. That innocence is certainly gone.
There’s just too much adult (adult ego, to be more specific) in youth sports today and it’s hurting our kids.
Less than a quarter of our children, ages six to 12, participate in sports.Print
- “Should College Athletes Be Paid?” Ken Reed on The Morning Show from Wisconsin Public Radio
Ken Reed appears on KGNU Community Radio in Colorado (at 02:30) to discuss equality in sports and Title IX.
Ken Reed appears on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour (at 38:35) to discuss his book The Sports Reformers: Working to Make the World of Sports a Better Place, and to talk about some current sports issues.
- Ken Reed's Author Page on Amazon
- League of Fans is a sports reform project founded by Ralph Nader to fight for the higher principles of justice, fair play, equal opportunity and civil rights in sports; and to encourage safety and civic responsibility in sports industry and culture.
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