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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.

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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.

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