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5 Ways To Prepare Your Kids For Youth Sports

By KJRH, 02/13/20, 1:45PM CST

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No matter what kind of sport it is, every parent wants their young athlete to have a good experience.

The National Alliance for Sports finds 70 percent of kids in the US will drop out of organized sports by the age of 13.

The reason, "It's just not fun anymore."

But it's a good way to learn new skills and build team-work.

No matter what kind of sport it is, every parent wants their young athlete to have a good experience.

Chelsey Hansen is planning to start 3-year-old Oliver in a learn to skate program for hockey.

"It's not about competition or winning, just about having fun," says Hansen.

So where do parents begin.

We enlisted the help of Coach Chris Fritching, Director of Football Education for the Detroit Lions and Grace Derocha, a Health Coach and Registered Dietician.