Recently, I finished watching a game of my cousin?s 8th grade basketball game. Her team won by a score of 60 to 19, and it was an off game. The entire team has to shoot something like 500 shots a day, and has been playing together, year round, for like 5 years now in various programs. Another bother trend is high school football, and sports in general. For what used to be just a seasonal commitment, it is now a year round lifestyle. You have practices almost year round, every day, and it is starting to get insane. How far is too far? What ever happened to just ?casual? high school sports? In trying to train and build a winning team, and perhaps even the next great pro player, are we ruining our kids?