With 13-year olds getting recruited to play sports in college and a New Jersey lawmaker warning parents to not get physical at youth sports for fear of jail time, we had to tackle the topic of youth sports and whether they’ve gotten out of control. Not to mention, Kristen had a personal experience with the ruthlessness of kids sports that she needed to talk about.

What ever happened to a friendly game of baseball? What about just taking ice skating for fun? If you’ve got kids in sports or are curious to hear what it’s like from been-there-done-that parents, you’re going to want to listen to this episode of Spawned with Kristen and Liz.

Listen right now, and then make sure you’ve subscribed to Spawned on iTunes so you never miss an episode. And make sure to listen to the end of this one to hear our Cool Picks of the Week, one of which could win you a little money. For real.

Links from the show

– Here’s the New Jersey lawmaker who’s warning parents to behave at kids’ sports games.

– This CNN piece shares the #1 reason why 70% of kids leave team sports by the age of 13. The reason might surprise you.

– A wonderful article about why parents drive coaches nuts. Plus, the one phrase Lisa tells her kids after their games that has been life changing.

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Cool Picks of the Week

Hammitt bag

Lisa: A birthday treat for herself, this awesome bag from Hammitt. Want!

Kristen: Trivia HQ! Who else is playing? This is such a fun app.

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