SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A growing number of youth sports teams are voting to travel out of state to play because they’re not allowed to compete in California.
Parents, coaches and players are calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to update the youth sports guidance and provide a clear path toward modified competition against local teams. Many feel there is a greater COVID-19 risk related to out-of-state travel than from local competition.
“Let Them Play”
From baseball and basketball to club soccer, more and more teams are playing so-called “prohibition ball” and a growing number of clubs are voting to travel out of state to compete since they can’t do it in California.
Youth sports are a multi-million dollar industry. According to data compiled by Statista, “In March 2020 alone, some 700 thousand youth athletes in the United States were unable to participate in scheduled…