Teams + Screens: Keeping their Eyes on the Ball

In recent years, a new player has shown up on the field of youth sports: the smartphone. Whether a game is cancelled, a carpool needs organizing, or a camera is capturing the winning shot—in many ways, our tech truly deserves a trophy for helping families survive the logistics. And in others, it might deserve a little time on the bench.

Teams + Screens: Pause before you Post

When Tim McCoy, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania West Soccer Association, reached out to share some side effects of how technology is changing the world of youth sports, we were all ears. But then, an incident happened that he could not ignore. We are thankful for his willingness to share it with the START community, in hopes that by standing together, we can rethink ways to keep our kids safe and healthy on the field—and beyond.