Monday, July 28, 2014

These Kids Today

When I was a kid we played baseball in the summer, football in the fall, basketball in the winter and then basketball outside any day it wasn't raining, year-round. Not once did it occur to any of us to "specialize" in one sport in the name of getting a college scholarship, which is how it goes now:
... when I tell parents that their kid’s chance of scholarship money is less than 2 percent, they shake their heads in sympathy for the other 98 percent. 

I treated two teenage sisters who had career-ending knee injuries in the same year. Fifteen thousand dollars of their father’s annual income had been going to three different elite traveling softball teams. His goal was a college scholarship. Now their knees and chances at athletic scholarships were ruined. But $15,000 a year would have been a great D.I.Y. college fund.

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