Little League

Why We Shouldn't Force Our Kids Into Sports

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

The message that we're sending to our children is loud and clear: we want you to excel at sports, so you'd better do it. We want to see you become an athletic star, regardless of your interest (and often skill level). Until we let go of our collective dreams of athletic super-stardom, of touchdowns and home runs, we will continue to negatively affect our children's psyches.

WATCH: BIG Catch By Little Leaguer

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada British Columbia

The Canadian Little League team made two incredible catches in the 2012 Little League World Series but are unfortunately no longer in contention. D...

Little League Baseball Has Grown-Up Consequences

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 08.30.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

I don't want my kids to think that violence, entitlement and disrespect are a regular part of sports. But maybe I'm wrong. Maybe they are a part of the experience and will help prepare them for what's ahead. But is that really what little league baseball is all about?

Baseball Brainwashing Gone Wrong

Gerry Nicholls | Posted 11.16.2011 | Canada Living
Gerry Nicholls

My son understands the game, but not baseball's soul. He is always talking about weird-sounding stats like Batting Runs Above Average, (B.R.A.A.), not to be confused with Batting Runs Above Replacement (B.R.A.R.). It's like conversing with Mr. Spock. Where, oh where did I go wrong?