Most Kids Drop Out of Youth Sports by 13, but Why?

Watch a great  1-minute video at Let Grow of a kid calling it quits on organized sports (click here). And while you’re there, let us know what your kids think about participating. Do they love it? Hate it? Mixed bag? Tell all!

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One Response to Most Kids Drop Out of Youth Sports by 13, but Why?

  1. Esther August 10, 2019 at 10:18 am #

    My son started to join organized sports when he was 9 yo. He is now 12 and still loves his soccer which we play in winter season (Australia) and he may do baseball or a martial art sport in the summer season.

    Training and games are usually on the same location or very local, so we don’t spend hours travelling far distance which I can’t imagine otherwise. We have joined very good clubs which were able to equally put everyone into participation, challenge the kids enough without putting unhealthy pressure on them, so all experience has been positive. In his soccer club, many people have been playing since their childhood up to men/women team age and many have had generations in the club 🙂

    For us, my son joined an organized sports club at the right age as he needs a healthy avenue to channel his energy.

    Yet in his younger years he was only in weekly swim lesson and our weekends were filled with scheduled free picnic in the parks/beach. I have never regretted not signing him up in an organized sport any earlier!