With stringent rules and financial checks in place, the Clinton Valley Little League can now afford full baseball uniforms for its players. CreditBrittany Greeson for The New York Times.

Embezzlement

New York Times sports reporter Bill Pennington continues to write an investigative series on youth sports embezzlement:

Demographics

Rising Costs

The New York Times has previously published articles that discuss youth sports’ rising costs, parents’ misconceptions of college athletic scholarships, and coaches’ “emotional illiteracy”:

Hyperspecialization

Focus on one sport has caused a trend of overuse injuries and undue stress on children in youth sports.

Concussions

Awareness of brain injury has revealed alarming rates of concussions among young athletes.

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