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Debating the direction of youth sports
Twenty-two coaches in MYBS leagues ages 7 and up were asked to rank the league in five categories, ranking from 1 (bad) to 10 (excellent).
It will be a changing of the guard many will point to if participation in baseball and softball drops so low that leagues can no longer be formed. When the leagues went from the Warren County Youth Baseball and Softball Association, featuring a dedicated group of volunteers, into city control, many pondered the significance. With league participation steadily decreasing (the number of teams in ages 7 and up have never reached more than 27 under Parks and Recreation control, while the previous four years the average number of teams was 40.5), league coaches this year routinely longed for the past.