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We dedicate so much field/ turf/ court time to the privatization and organized youth sports - but fail to dedicate and publicize field space to support pick-up or open play. The best athletes in the...
We dedicate so much field/ turf/ court time to the privatization and organized youth sports - but fail to dedicate and publicize field space to support pick-up or open play. The best athletes in the world attest their accomplishments to playing their sport in both organized training experiences but also open play, also known as "pick up". This generation doesn't benefit from the "neighborhood" street ball concept of our youth. I would like to see a Community Wide Open Sports Day Festival followed up with an initiative to dedicate 1 - 3 good sports fields to OPEN PLAY 1x a month (Saturday or Sunday). The monthly initiative would be to leave fields unscheduled for example 12pm - 7pm to encourage OPEN PLAY in any sport.
The festival and initiative would be geared towards community youth ages 7 - 18. The festival would be an opportunity to educate, fundraise and support our community youth organizers and programs. The mission is to provide free and healthy outlets for our youth.
Apr 17, 2018 by
kahoss (5 points)