It isn't about parental frustration. It's about the kids. Who cares if the kid sucks at a particular sport; as long as they are having fun.Born to Run? Little Ones Get Test for Sports Gene
By JULIET MACUR
Published: November 29, 2008
BOULDER, Colo. When Donna Campiglia learned recently that a genetic test might be able to determine which sports suit the talents of her 2 ½-year-old son, Noah, she instantly said, Where can I get it and how much does it cost?
I could see how some people might think the test would pigeonhole your child into doing fewer sports or being exposed to fewer things, but I still think its good to match them with the right activity, Ms. Campiglia, 36, said as she watched a toddler class at Boulder Indoor Soccer in which Noah struggled to take direction from the coach between juice and potty breaks.
I think it would prevent a lot of parental frustration, she said.
One of my neighbors is an overbearing ass when it comes to youth sports. As he puts it, "my son(age 11) is going to be in the NFL someday." He has fought(not psychically) with coaches and staff in three different youth football leagues. Not surprisingly, he has been asked not to register his son for any of those leagues again. According to him, "They're all too stupid see my sons talent."
I swear it is the amount of money that professional athletes make that has driven parents to act this way. These parents see their kids involvement in youth sports as a potential meal ticket.