The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Rain and Sports Edition

One of the big challenges of outdoor youth sports is dodging the inevitable spring rainfalls.

We’ll have a practice or two and I’ll see some real improvement with the children I’m coaching. Then, we’ll have some rain and be forced to miss a practice and a game and then the next time I see them, they’ve reverted back to what I’d call organized chaos.

I’m not pushing them to be competitive, but I do know that they enjoy it when they score goals during games and I can see them getting quite a bit better at times. Still, it’s frustrating when the weather and the downtime undoes that progress.

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