Nick Buonocore remembers when his idea for the Reformed Sports Project began.
He was at a little league baseball practice, happened to be led by former major leaguer Trot Nixon. In the bleachers, he overheard conversations from parents that left a bad taste in his mouth.
Here was Nixon, a former player at the highest level, volunteering his time to give back to the game by coaching seven- and eight-year-olds, and parents were too busy worrying about their kids playing in the incorrect position or the wrong drills being run in practice.
“I got pissed off with what I was seeing in the youth sports landscape. I started seeing things that were bothering me,” said Buonocore. “The biggest things that caught my attention were on the baseball field. I started to see an overwhelming amount of overzealous parents.”