Youth Sports "RED SHIRTING"
Competitive Sports influences a lot of decisions - but in one way that I would never had imagined previously would be that of holding a child back in the early years of school - maybe pre-k or maybe after kindergarten in order to gain a competitive advantage athletically over other kids in their respective grade. Yes, I am talking about kids a full year older than their classmates and teammates. Historically, I believe kids would be held back because of possible maturity issues but never really heard about holding someone back so that they could be the best at their sport as they move along in their youth sports career. Does this ring true for anyone ? Ever play a team that was comprised of a bunch of kids who really should have been in the grade above ?