Krush Performance: Why Do Kids Play Youth Sports?

KP - PHOTO FOR RI SHOWWhy do Kids Play? To have fun is the hands down, number one reason kids get out there to participate in sports. Why then are we seeing a 70% drop out rate in organized youth sports in those early teen years? It’s an important question that needs to be answered. In this episode, we are talking Kids in Sport.

We talk with George Washington University’s Dr. Amanda Visek about their breakthrough Fun Maps, a system of identifying why kids play, so we can understand how to better create programs & environments that will help keep kids in sport. You can also follow Dr. Visek’s on Twitter!

Then, later in the show, I have an e-mail from a Krush Performance listener who just had an incident with a coach & now his son is no longer playing Hockey! Listen, coaches should be keeping kids involved not causing them to drop out! It may be one of the biggest crimes!!

I wanted to know more. Could it be the kid? Could it be the parents or is it really the coach??
I touched base with the parent and it is a story I wanted to share and it is also the inspiration behind this episode of Krush Performance.

Remember, if you have any questions, comments, smart remarks, or if you have a topic you would like us to investigate let us know, we may dedicate a segment or even an entire show to your topic. E-Mail Jeff now!

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Thanks for listening and LONG LIVE SPORT!

Remember, if you have any questions, comments, smart remarks, or if you have a topic you would like us to investigate let us know, we may dedicate a segment or even an entire show to your topic. E-Mail Jeff now!

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