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Why Do Most Kids Drop Out of Sports by Age 13?

Kids drop out of sports because they aren’t having fun. There’s too much time, or pressure, or it simply is too similar to the rest of their day: More adult instruction.

Let Grow’s content guru, Stacy Tornio, loved sports as a kid and is raising two athletic children. They moped when COVID put an end to their teams — but in watching the season haltingly start up again, Stacy had a revelation: Because all bets were off — no tournaments, no normal drills, no parents screaming in the stands — her kids were having MORE fun than before the pandemic. SCORE!

Read Stacy’s essay here (and below it there’s a cute video of kids saying all the things parents scream at them from the stands).

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