My son Ben joined me for an interview that aired yesterday on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." I had been hoping for a chance for the two of us to speak about Until It Hurts and generally about the highs and occasional lows of his life as a kid athlete. This was our first chance and worth the wait.
Ben did a superb job, explaining that many kids are competitive, want more for their efforts than a participation trophy and love the games as much as their parents do. At the end of the interview, he makes a crucial point: this discussion isn't about abandoning sports for kids, but improving them.