RadioMD: Train Your Body

Parent & Community Involvement in Youth Sports

May 5, 20156 min
Fewer than half of children aged 6-11 meet the U.S. Surgeon General’s recommendation for engaging in moderate physical activity most days of the week.Some children find ways to play on their own. But, the eras of the sandlot and unstructured play -- and of kids making up games and playing with friends for hours on end -- are largely gone.American sports lack a commitment to inclusion and are shaped by money; leaving many children, families, and communities on the outside looking in.Tom Farrey discusses the best ways for parents to get ALL children involved in sporting activities.

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