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Senior writer Bill King writes special projects and covers combat sports and educational programs.

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High school sports participation

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 14 / 17

.partSmall {display: none;} @media screen and (max-width: 480px) { .partBig {display:none;} .partSmall {display: block;} } The youth sports world has changed dramatically in the last decade, with the boom of travel teams, the shift toward earlier specialization and parents&rs...

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