Doug

Founder & Editor

Doug Rekenthaler Jr. is the founder and CEO of Kidzu. In addition to a long history as a journalist, technology consultant to nonprofits, and marketer, Doug spent years coaching multiple sports and learning just how important kids' clubs are to youth development.

Latest Articles

Instilling Rather than Killing Creativity in Kids

In his wildly popular TED talk, "Do schools kill creativity," Sir Ken Robinson argues that the adult world needs to reimagine the educational process so...

Your Child's Brain on Music

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Popular ideas, such as the “Mozart effect” – the idea that listening to...

How Iceland Saved Its Youth

Over the past generation, Iceland underwent a remarkable transformation that saw its youth go from Europe's biggest consumers of drugs, alcohol, cigarettes to its...

Why Specializing in One Sport is a Bad Idea

A new study conclusively demonstrates that athletes who specialize in one sport are 70 percent more likely to suffer an injury during the season. They're...

Why Kids Are Quitting Sports

In 2008, 45 percent of kids ages 6-12 played a team sport. Today, that figure is less than 37 percent. By 13, more than...