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What I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Youth Sports Blogging

By Bob Cook, Forbes, 01/10/19, 12:00PM CST


"By the time a child is 13, he or she will discover a sport, interest or activity that you as an adult won't understand."

As it happens, New Year's Eve 2018 is the 10th anniversary of the premiere of this blog, which I called "Your Kid's Not Going Pro" when I started it as an independent site. So here is how I started:

"The title of this blog (“Your Kid’s Not Going Pro,” in case you hadn’t figured that out) sounds bitter and dream-killing, but instead it should be taken as a positive. Realizing your child will never go pro, or never get an athletic scholarship, will free parents from the burden of believing someday your child is going to become LeBron James and whisk you out of your debt-ridden, sorry life (a result caused in part by the amount of money you spent on trying to make your kid LeBron James — something that is not a uniquely American situation.)"