This winter, I am going to run a three part series called "Don't Drink the Kool Aid." Why Kool Aid? Well, it's not all that good for kids and unfortunately, a lot of adults in the youth sports world serve it. It is my hope that the articles will shed some light on what some parents and players are currently being told by youth sports organizations and coaches and provide them with facts that will help them make better, more informed decisions for their children and families.
Below are the three topics in the series:
1. Don't Drink the Kool Aid: Pick One! Early Specialization in Youth Sports
2. Don't Drink the Kool Aid: Does Youth Sports Travel Really Make Sense?
3. Don't Drink the Kool Aid: Can't We Just Scrimmage? The Importance of Free Play in Youth Sports
Check back in early December for the first article of the series!
-Keith Van Horn - I'm a husband, father, entrepreneur, coach, writer and former University of Utah All-American and NBA Basketball Player. I blog about youth sports policy and issues, parenting young athletes, college basketball and occasionally a little more.