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 where he was vice president of programming for Berkshire Broadcasting Company. Previously, he was an editor at the RKO Radio network in New York, and WHDH Radio in Boston. He is the founder of the MPR News’ website.