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Monday, April 9, 2007

Spring sports

Professional athletes get an off-season. What about our kids? That's the sentiment expressed in this piece in Pediatrics Now, and I couldn't agree more. The year-round-ification of sports, where kids play on club teams and indoor versions of outdoor games so they can play the sport all year round, not only poses health risks, but also doesn't give them a chance to be, well, kids. Isn't one of the points of childhood to try out all different kinds of things?

Posted by Barbara Meltz at 10:17 AM
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