Kids, youth sports have a tough fight amid pandemic

LOWELL, MA – NOVEMBER 7: Lowell High School girls soccer team fist bumps before a game at Cawley Stadium in Lowell, MA on Nov. 7, 2020. (Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Professional and college sports are playing through the pandemic, although it’s taken a toll.

Many athletes and prominent coaches have contracted the virus; games have been postponed.

Still, the sports press on, bolstered by regular testing, and spurred by fan interest and the quest for money.

It’s been much harder for youth sports.

Many kids have lost the chance to compete, or to simply play, with schools and community programs shut down, and nervous parents unwilling to let their children interact with peers.

Many kids have lost the chance to compete, or to simply play, with schools and community programs shut down, and nervous parents unwilling to let their children interact with peers.

A recent youth sports study says the impact could be lasting.

Read More: https://www.npr.org/2020/11/16/935235682/while-pro-and-college-athletes-fight-through-a-pandemic-kids-have-a-tougher-path

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