The baseball season has begun, the NHL is in the middle of the race for the Stanley Cup, and the NBA is about to begin its endless playoff season. But at the multiplex, it’s always the off-season for kids’ sports films. When I was growing up, there was a boon of sports movies for kids. From 1991 to 1995, studios released a steady stream of movies featuring kids playing sports. Films released in these four years included (in chronological order): The Mighty Ducks (1992), The Sandlot (1993), Rookie of the Year (1993), D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994), Little Big League (1994), Angels in the Outfield (1994), Little Giants (1994), and The Big Green (1995). There were other sports movies that kids could go see (like A League of Their Own), but these movies in particular featured kids playing sports and/or being die-hard fans of the sport. These movies don’t get made any more, but it’s not like kids stopped playing sports. So why have these movies died off, and is there any hope of seeing them again?