Square Peg Kids: An NBA Player’s Perspective on the Crazy World of Youth Sports

One coach’s opinion

Having played basketball from fourth grade through 16 years in the NBA, and now coaching youth football, basketball and lacrosse, I am frequently asked about the state of affairs in youth sports.  So I thought I would share a few observations about the crazy world of youth athletics:

Kids and scheduling

Kids today are often overscheduled; they are kids and should have free time to enjoy being kids.  More is not always better; make sure that you give them a balance and a break.

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