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5 ways parents and coaches can take the toxicity of youth sports


Last updated 12/27/2018 at 7:51pm


Toxicity surrounding youth sports these days is said to be related to parents yelling at coaches, referees, opponents or even their own kids.

TEMECULA – For many youths, organized sports aren't much fun anymore. Overbearing parents, over-the-top coaches and overzealous competition are frequent images associated with youth-athletic leagues. Though playing ball often used to embody the enjoyment of being a kid, the experience for many youngsters is too serious and stressful – and ultimately not worth it.

 One study revealed 70 percent of U.S. children drop out of organized sports by age 13, with pressure and burnout among the main reasons cited.

"The politics, as well as the over-emphasis adults put on kids to see a college...

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