I've begun work on a second book on the business of youth sports. I'll be exploring ways in which the commerce side of things is shaping the experience that kids are having.
I have some interesting stuff in my notebook and some promising reporting trips planned over the next few months. If you have suggestions, comments, thoughts on the subject, I'd be happy to hear from you.
One thing I plan to examine in the book is the (surprisingly) complex process of helping a child reach his/her goal of becoming a college athlete - combines, placement services, etc.
My thought is to choose two or three families that I would stay in touch with through a recruiting season. In the book, I'd write about the choices they faced and decisions they made.
So I'm asking readers of the blog for help. If you know a family that might be interesting to follow, drop me a note here. I'll supply more details about what would be involved.
Many thanks, Mark