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Below are numerous articles from reputable news sources related to youth athlete development, and the sociology and psychology of youth sports.  All articles are in chronological order by date published...

In the NHL, Finland is Now Here, There and Everywhere

5 Ways Parents and Coaches Can Take the Toxicity Out of Youth Sports

Arthritis at 30? Youth Sports Injuries Can Turn Into Chronic Problems

Rushing Kids to Specialize in One Sport May Not Be the Best Path to Success

Income Inequality Explains the Decline of Youth Sports

Youth Sports Still Struggling with Dropping Participation, High Costs and Bad Coaches, Study Finds

The Real Cost of Youth Sports

Sport Specialization Tied to Injuries in Kids and Teens

How to Avoid Burnout in Youth Sports

Youth Sports Referee Uses Videos to Blow Whistle on Abusive Parents

Youth Sports, Social Media, Parents Have Changed the Job

How to Instill Good Sportsmanship

How to Avoid Burnout in Youth Sports

Should Youth Sports Hand Out Participation Trophies?

Misbehaving Parents Need a Time-Out From Youth Sports

South Carolina's Frank Martin Drops the Hammer on Angry Parents

Some Advice for New Youth Sport Coaches

Parents Spooked by Abuse in Youth Sports Set More Limits

Equal Playing Time in Youth Sports?

Proof That Small Ice Hockey is Better for Kids

Have Adults Ruined Children's Sport?

December 28, 2017 by Tom Farrey

The Late-Bloomer Advantage in Sports

The Death of the Slapshot

2 Reasons Why We Overdue Self Criticism and Beat Ourselves Up


Potulny On Playing Time in Youth Hockey

October 2, 2017 by Michael Rand

Youth Sports Study: Declining Participation, Rising Costs, and Unqualified Coaches

The Astronomical Cost of Kids' Sports

August 24, 2017 by Emily Barone

The Pros and Cons of Youth Sport Aren't Only Physical

Money Has Ruined Youth Sports

May 3, 2017 by Douglas Brunt

How Early Sport Specialization is Eroding Youth Sports

My Son Is Not 'Just' a House Hockey Player

Here's What Young Athletes Really Need

Benefits of Youth Sports

Motivate Children Through Purpose

How Much is Too Much for Youth Hockey Players?

The Fight to End Fighting in Youth Hockey

Youth Sports: Articles by the Huffington Post