We’ve observed here on numerous occasions that kids don’t play pick-up sports games anymore. Everything is organized under the watchful eyes of adults.
Now, there’s growing evidence that’s not such a great thing for a lot of kids, if that’s the only physical activity they have. More kids are blowing out their knees in sports because they haven’t matured physically to meet the demands being placed upon them.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.