Friday, October 23, 2009

Message to sports parents: "You do not know what you're talking about"

I'm posting two opinion pieces, one pulled from the Denver Post, another from a lively weekly podcast produced by students at the Park School in Baltimore.

Here's what these two commentaries have in common. In both, the authors make the case that sports for kids aren't what they could be, and for that they fault the adults. In both, tellingly, the commentators also are teenagers.

Thanks to Ed Wiest for the tip on the Denver Post article, and Ben Hyman for the lead on the Park School podcast

On the podcast, choose "Season Five," then "Episode 85 - The Park Culture." The commentary begins at 16:36. So, cue up the audio feed to that point. It takes a few seconds, but is well worth the effort.

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