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Kids getting priced out of youth sports

More kids and adolescents are getting sidelined by the price tag for youth sports, studies suggest, and critics worry that one day, organized leagues will only be an option for upper-class families.

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New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) coaches participants during a football safety clinic for mothers in Foxborough, Mass. on May 29, aimed at helping moms keep youth football participants safe.  (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) coaches participants during a football safety clinic for mothers in Foxborough, Mass. on May 29, aimed at helping moms keep youth football participants safe. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
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Moms of youth players get football cram course

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Four dozen women snap selfies in the New York Giants locker room. They examine the pros' helmets and shoulder pads, then head to the field house to do drills.

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Concussions: A National Conversation [AUDIO]

A summit this week at the White House put a spotlight on the issue of concussions within youth sports and the fact that there's not enough information on how these brain injuries affect kids later in life.

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President Barack Obama greets players as he makes a unannounced stop to surprise members of the Northwest little league baseball teams at Friendship Park in Washington, Monday, May 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama greets players as he makes a unannounced stop to surprise members of the Northwest little league baseball teams at Friendship Park in Washington, Monday, May 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Obama to Tackle Youth Sports Concussion Issue

Concerned that too little is known about the effects of head injuries in young athletes, President Barack Obama is bringing representatives of professional sports leagues, coaches, parents, youth sports players, researchers and others to the White House to help educate the public about youth sports concussions.

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Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Tommy John delivers a pitch in 1978. The elbow surgery named for him has increased 10-fold in the first decade of the 21st century and top surgeons blame excess stress on pitchers in youth baseball.  (AP Photo/LM, File)
Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Tommy John delivers a pitch in 1978. The elbow surgery named for him has increased 10-fold in the first decade of the 21st century and top surgeons blame excess stress on pitchers in youth baseball. (AP Photo/LM, File)
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Time to Protect Young Arms in Youth Baseball [OPINION]

Stop the pitching carnage. Now. We know just where to start: Youth baseball.

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Big Bucks Spent on Traveling Sports [AUDIO]

A child's love for a sport can be very expensive for parents, particularly when that sport isn't related to school. More and more families are learning the financial strain that comes with having a kid on a traveling sports team.

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Should We Ban Postgame Handshakes in Youth Sporting Events? [POLL]

Recently, New Jersey banned trash talking at high school athletic events after racial slurs were alleged to have been uttered by players and spectators at a Thanksgiving football game.

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