Wary parents set more limits to deter abuse in youth sports

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Wary parents set more limits to deter abuse in youth sports

Lara Mae Chollette, a coach of youth soccer and basketball, poses for a photo with her daughter Linda, 10, left, and son Jaylen, 7, at a community gym in Seattle. Horrific cases and allegations of predatory crimes against youth in gymnastics, swimming and football, among other sports, have jolted many parents who say they believe sports can be an important part of their child’s development. Some now feel compelled to take a more cautious approach in monitoring adult interactions, as advancement beyond pee-wee leagues become increasingly coach-driven.

Wary parents set more limits to deter abuse in youth sports

Lara Mae Chollette, a coach of youth soccer and basketball, poses for a photo with her daughter Linda, 10, left, and son Jaylen, 7, at a community gym in Seattle. Horrific cases and allegations of predatory crimes against youth in gymnastics, swimming and football, among other sports, have jolted many parents who say they believe sports can be an important part of their child’s development. Some now feel compelled to take a more cautious approach in monitoring adult interactions, as advancement beyond pee-wee leagues become increasingly coach-driven.
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