So, I'm reading a book right now called "Until it Hurts" which is about the negative things going on in youth sports. In the book, they are talking about how the age of when kids first start in sports is getting younger and younger. I, myself, didn't play softball for the first time until I was 8 years old (the same age my oldest daughter is right now). Now, they programs for 4 year olds in our league and other programs are going even younger...as young as 18 months.
Well, they also talked about a mom that came up with "Athletic Baby" which is basically like "little Einsteins" but for sports. When she first came out with it, it was marketed to teach them to be winners and all that stuff. She has since turned it around and is now marketing it as a "as a way to introduce a healthy lifestyle".
They even have a program for babies as young as 3 months:
What do you think about this?
*I just got started in reading this book. I think EVERY parent and coach that will be connected to youth sports should read this book.
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