What is too much?

June 30, 2014

You have heard me give my opinion several times on over-participation by young athletes.  Most of my objections have had to do with the type of damage this can do to the young athlete.  Since they are still growing, overuse of certain muscles and joints causes major problems later in life.  Example:  Tommy John elbow surgery.

What I am objecting to in this article today is over-extending the family’s budget to get young athletes into all types of all-star leagues and traveling around the country to get them exposure.  If these activities rob the budget of basic needs for the family, then the priorities are all wrong.  Taking that very small chance of your child making it big later in life is not worth all the sacrifices that other members of the family might have to make.

I am still opposed to the injury factor, but I am beginning to worry about the financial factor as well.  I don’t believe either one is worth the risk!

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