Sports have a lot to offer young kids. Young people who play sports get exercise, learn to work as a team and develop their coordination. But there is also a downside, such as injuries, overbearing parents, and the cost in time and money. Many parents are thinking about sports this time of year as schools and park programs start up fall soccer, football and basketball leagues. We’ll celebrate our young Native athletes and also discuss the rule book on safety and good behavior. Are youth sports important? Should all kids play on a team?
Angelina Renteria (Descendant of the Navajo Nation) – executive director of Inter-Tribal Sports
Paul Peterson (Navajo) – head of the delegation for Ganado Unified Sports and a coach at Ganado High School
Carla Feathers (Pawnee and Cherokee) – mother, athlete and a coach for the Night Hawk stick ball team
Break Music: Stick Game Jam (song) Inez F. BIG Phil (Beat By Magic Touch, Mixed By EV Of A-Slam.Com) (artist) Singsoulgirl (album)