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How parents are ruining their kid's sports life and what can be done about it

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John Tauer says youth sports have gone crazy - that they've turned into a booming industry that involves traveling teams, personal trainers, and over-structured kids. And he has some suggestions for the parents of those kids.

Tauer is a lifelong athlete, a father, and the head men's basketball coach at the University of St. Thomas. He's also a psychology professor.