Notes from the Backpack: A PTA Podcast
13. Don’t Break a Sweat: Navigating Youth Sports
Mar 17, 2020 · 25 min
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With hyper-competitive leagues for kids as young as six years old—and hours of practice even during the off season—youth sports aren’t just fun and games. We talked with Jon Solomon, former sports journalist and editorial director of the Aspen Institute’s Sports & Society program, about how families can best navigate this aspect of their kids’ lives. He offers advice for talking with tough coaches and helping your child find balance between athletics and academics.


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