Participating in youth sports is one of the best ways for a child to learn the benefits teamwork. (This is true despite the occasional overzealous parent who insists on beating the other 8-year-olds by 50 points.)
Although few athletes play sports competitively after high school, the good sportsmanship and a strong work ethic they learn are traits that will stick with them throughout life.
Besides, youth sports are a lot of fun.
Sadly, it appears the costs related to these sports are climbing a...