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One of these
days, warm, spring weather will arrive. When I was a kid, that meant
that I, and just about every boy I knew, were cranked up for youth baseball.
some reason, far fewer kids are grabbing bats, balls and gloves. And the
same is true for basketball, soccer, and football. The causes of these
declines are unclear. I've done some reading on the topic. Most
often, this is blamed on the expense, time-strapped parents, lack of playing
fields, video games, sedentary lifestyles and overweight kids. In
addition, there is the obvious focus of coaches on identifying and isolating
the top athletes, while the kids who might be in it for fun quickly become
insignificant, bored and quit.
We should be
concerned. The fact is that sedentary kids are more likely to become
sedentary adults. And the health issues that follow are numerous.
spring, after such an awful winter, will be different? Wouldn't it be
great to see kids outdoors, being kids?