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The high-pressure commercialization of the youth sports pipeline knows no bounds.

The Death of Second Sports

Almost every sport in America is losing youth players, even though the percent- age of US teens playing some form of high school sports is holding steady at 75%. How can that be? Under pressure to specialize in one sport earlier, kids increasingly have stopped playing their second sport—despite clear science that shows kids who focus on one sport are the most likely to quit.


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