Basketball on the Edge – Kids Need To Get Out And Play by Rich Cromwell

Why is the need for team sports even greater for our kids today despite the fact that participation continues to decline?  Rich Cromwell shares his thoughts in this article.

The other parents were aghast. “Just let her go home. She can try again later.” We were insistent. We were not giving in to her temper tantrum. No matter how much she protested, she would get out on that field and play in that first softball game. After a brief battle, we prevailed and sent a five-year-old girl, tears streaming down her cheeks, out to play in the season opener.

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