Co-op Play

Stephen Sniderman


An over-emphasis on competitive play causes many problems for young people, including overuse injuries, eating disorders, and the use of steroids. Our culture needs less competitive ways for people to exercise their muscles and brains. My suggestion is that we develop a smorgasbord of co-operative (or co-op) play activities, including those that use equipment from already existing sports and games and those that are brand-new.