How long?

My cousin just sent me a card from Japan saying that his 9yo is on a great team. 5 hour practices year round.

Is this a question as to whether or not they should be practicing that long? I’m confused by the structuring of your sentence following your title.

Sounds like those kids don’t get time to be kids. Their culture - their priorities, I guess.

Just thought it was interesting how differently they look at things and put it out for general comment.

whats the big deal, take that 5 hours that kids spend playin video games here and put it into something productive… by the way im addicted to madden so im no one to talk

But don’t you think playing video games is being a kid? Now I’m not saying kid should play video games 5 hours per day but playing video games is part of being a kid these days.