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eSports Singularity Ahead

Future of Youth Sports Team
Youth Sports Team / Apr 13, 2022
Youth Sports
Simulated Sports Means New Options, Not Replacements

Surveys on youth sports have found that as many as eight in ten parents have concerns about the quality and behavior of youth sports coaching— and similar percentages are worried about the escalating cost and time associated with traveling for sports.

of collegiate esports players get no physical activity

Then there are the ever-growing concerns about concussions and their long-term effects (for more discussion see “Outside the Lines”). Yet youth sports are so essential to American culture that imagining a society devoid of them seems incredibly foreign. But a fast-growing youth sports category, with few of the issues listed above, has begun to capture the attention, interest—and increasing amounts of time—of America’s roughly eight million high school athletes: esports.