Youth Sports – Growing on- and off-the-field…
“Youth sports is so big that nobody knows how big it is”. ESPN, The Magazine
Similar to other industries that experience periods of significant growth, youth sports’ has had their share of ‘growing pains’. With a limited number of adult volunteers, even for those adults with the availability and willingness to volunteer are unwilling or unqualified to assume any of these organizations administrative or financial responsibilities.
As the father of two, my experience with youth sports has been as a coach, referee, board member, booster or simply an enthusiastic parent. Over this extended period, from time to time I would see those things that gives youth sports a bad name. But on many more occasions, I experienced the best that youth sports had to offer.