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Dec, 2017

Are Profits Killing Youth Sports?

Many parents are spending a lot of hours and a lot of money, to give their kids the best shot at doing well, in sports.

But some athletes think things are getting out of hand, that kids are being pushed too hard and given false hopes about their chances to make it big. One of those athletes, who made it very big lives right here in Houston.

Carl Lewis is often considered one of the greatest Olympic athletes of the twentieth century. Now, as a track coach at the University of Houston he says there’s no comparing when he was growing up, to youth sports today.

“Sports has gone from something that was important for kids to have; PE was important, health, and diet, and nutrition, participating, those were all important things. And it’s gone from that to pay to play,”

Lewis says. Lewis worries that some sports, like baseball, have simply become too expensive to play for some kids.

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