What They're Saying: Aaron Nagel

“It’s well documented that sports contribute to the well-being of the child in early development. Involvement in sports results in less drug use, better health habits, better social habits, better grades and better professions.”

-- Aaron Nagel, the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club executive director, on the impact the decline in youth participation due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have. The Rapids' youth arm normally has about 10,000 players but lost 15 percent in 2020. According to Nagel, smaller soccer clubs in Colorado lost as much as 40 percent of their participants. (Denver Post)
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