Leveling the Playing Field in Youth Sports

Leveling the Playing Field in Youth Sports

Growing up in Ridgefield, Chelsea Adams enjoyed participating in year-round sports and was excited to give her four children the same opportunity. She quickly learned that a lot has changed when it comes to team sports. Now, being part of a team isn’t just about being active, participating in friendly competition, and having fun. It often involves honing skills in a competitive environment, specializing in one sport from an early age, and spending years preparing oneself for a coveted spot on a high school or college team. More than that, though, it’s about money.

To read more, pick up a copy of the October 2018 issue at any of these locations, or view the digital archive copy here.

Learn more about Vancouver Parks and Recreation’s programs designed to get all kids playing, regardless of disability or financial constraints:

Everybody Plays! Recreation Scholarship

Inclusion and Access to Recreation

Afton Nelson is a wife and mother of three boys, and a writer who loves exploring the Pacific Northwest with her family. Get to know her better at

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