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Why you care TOO MUCH about sports.

Lets say 1,000 kids sign up each year in Dayton to play little league, peewee football, soccer, or some other sport. Only 40% of them go on to play high school sports. That’s 400 of the original 1,000.Out of all the high school students who play sports only 1.5% play college sports. That’s .6% of the original group of 1000 – yep, just 6 players.According to the NCAA, only 1% of college athletes make it to the professional level.This means that every kid that starts out at a young age in athletics has somewhere around a .006 chance of using it as a money making skill -- that’s significantly less than 1 player from the original 1,000.Yet we spend thousands of hours, drive hundreds of miles, and devote ridiculous amounts of attention to raising athletes. We encourage our children to play sports year round so they can become the best (and so does everyone else).All the while, we abandon the things that are truly important in their lives – like being an important part of the body of Christ…