With stringent rules and financial checks in place, the Clinton Valley Little League can now afford full baseball uniforms for its players. CreditBrittany Greeson for The New York Times.
New York Times sports reporter Bill Pennington continues to write an investigative series on youth sports embezzlement:
- 07/07/16 – The Trusted Grown-Ups Who Steal Millions From Youth Sports | NYT
- 07/20/16 – When ‘Everyone’s Grandma’ Is the Town’s Little League Thief | NYT
- 07/22/16 – Sports Reporter Cries Foul When Own Son’s Youth League Is Bilked | NYT
- 07/11/13 – Hidden demographics of youth sports – ESPN
The New York Times has previously published articles that discuss youth sports’ rising costs, parents’ misconceptions of college athletic scholarships, and coaches’ “emotional illiteracy”:
Focus on one sport has caused a trend of overuse injuries and undue stress on children in youth sports.
- 06/10/14 – Hyperspecialization Is Ruining Youth Sports—And the Kids Who Play Them | NYT Op-Ed
- 05/17/16 – The Stephen Curry Approach to Youth Sports | WSJ
Awareness of brain injury has revealed alarming rates of concussions among young athletes.