TRENDS: What Will The Next Generation of Sports Parents Be Like?

TRENDS: What Will The Next Generation of Sports Parents Be Like?

8 Things To Consider While Choosing Your Child’s Coach

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CTE: Media Continues To Be Ahead Of Science + MORE

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Have you ever wondered what kinds of sports parents our children will become when they reach their 20’s and 30’s? In effect, what the next Generation of Sports Parents will be like?
Will they become even more super-competitive than we are? Will they try to start their kids (our grandchildren) on an elite athlete pathway at even younger ages? Will they become even more super-competitive, even to the point where they plan and plot the birthdays of their own offspring so that their children end up as the older kids, born right after the cutoff date for travel teams?
Or will these parents go in a totally different direction, and not get involved in in their kids’ sports at all? Just let them do whatever they want to do?
 
I asked this question on WFAN Radio this AM, and had a number of intriguing responses (be sure to find the complete podcast at WFAN…

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