NUVO gets a live one

Dateline: Sun 06 Apr 2014

http://www.nuvo.net/GuestVoices/archives/2014/03/18/your-kid-and-my-kid-are-not-playing-in-the-pros

This column by Dr. Louis Profeta, an ER physician at St. Vincent's, is so good it does not require any commentary from me.

It is a must-read for all of you who care about kids, kids' sports and the desire by parents to push their children onto the athletic playing field, including the swimmig pool, even after a ruptured spleen or a DUI. This man speaks with the voice of experience and authority, and he is arch, funny and on target.

My only real comment is that I now expect my grown children to call home four times a week.

NUVO is to be congratulated for running this commentary.

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John [unverified] said:

I read his article this past weekend while in Broad Ripple. I wanted to reach through the print and high five the good doctor. He was spot on. You don't have to be a doctor to know what an absolute waste of time and money these travel teams, camps and private lessons are for the vast majority of the families of the kids. We have always had the rules in our family, one sport per season and no games or practices on Sunday. I would venture to guess of all the kids in youth sports, only 10% will play at the high school level, 3% at the college level and .01% professionally. So, is it really a good return on your investment?

2014-04-09 21:34:45

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