Bleacher Report article indicating high number of former NFL, college, and even high school football players whose brains were found to have CTE; http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2723657-cte-discovered-in-more-than-99-percent-of-deceased-nfl-players-brains-in-study We obviously need to study this more to understand the risks to football players of all ages.
Check out this article calling select sports (particularly for kids under 10) an epidemic in youth sports. http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/mac-engel/article159158194.html?platform=hootsuite
http://www.news-herald.com/sports/20170704/chris-lillstrung-high-school-sports-community-deserves-mandated-part-of-summer-off I whole-heartedly agree - for me, the key reason is for families to have time to be families. Now, this is mostly a school sport issue and not specifically a youth recreational sports one, but they're related. For too many young people and their families, a summer trip - historically an annual family affair [...]