Does the decline of youth today participation translate to less adults playing in the future? Can arena sports help change this coming tide of change? Or will it directly impact arena sports facilities?
By Michael S. Rosenwald October 4, 2015
The number of children playing team sports is falling, with experts blaming a parent-driven focus on elite travel clubs, specialization in one sport and pursuit of scholarships for hurting the country’s youth sports leagues.
Baseball, basketball, softball, soccer and touch football — long staples of American childhood — have all taken hits, worrying public health advocates, league organizers and professional sports organizations.