It's time for all the super parents to continue prepping their pre-teens and high school athletes for their sure-fire college scholarships and professional baseball careers. Parents have already marred the landscape of youth sports so badly that it's mostly unrecognizable as a way for kids to have fun participating in sports without the enormous pressures of winning at all costs, succeeding beyond all expectations and making mommy and daddy so vicariously proud that they can't control themselves.
If only parents spent as much time on their kids' academics as they do their budding sports careers.
One of my favorite columnists is Tom Kuyper. He's got it right. Kids should participate in multiple sports. Parents should let kids be kids. Our society's priorities have gotten out of whack when it comes to youth sports.
Think not? Go to a high school or youth sporting event and just watch the parents. They'd be so embarrassed if their own kids behaved the way some of the parents do. Even more so, they'd be tremendously embarrassed if they watched themselves in action.