A recent study shows participation in youth team sports is declining in the United States, with 38% of children age 6 through 12 competing on a regular basis in 2018, down from 45% in 2008. And about one-third of parents say their kids don’t plan to return to organized sports after the pandemic. CBS 8 News interviewed Paul Stricker, MD, about what’s driving the change, and how parents and coaches can improve the youth sports experience. Dr. Stricker is a pediatric sports medicine specialist with Scripps Clinic.
Watch the CBS 8 News interview: How to Improve the Youth Sports Experience