This is undeniably a problem.
Sportsball is NOT a necessity of life. What kind of concession to the Modern World has been made, where the administrators and parents have decided that it would be a disaster for the kids to not have sports? From a Catholic, sane perspective, it's not worth mixing with Prots and basically worldly, public school kids. What's the point of a private "Trad Catholic" education, if the kids are just going to have Prot and other worldly friends to heavily influence them?
Remember the average age for porn exposure in the United States: Something like 8 or 9 years old. And the nature of porn today -- heaven help us all! It is so different from the Baby Boomer's experience (some nudie magazines and "centerfolds" in magazines hidden under the bed). Unless you're Amish or a serious Trad, this statistic applies to YOU and the kids in YOUR neighborhood.
And the way one dresses in daily life is certainly important, reflective of the spiritual life of the person involved. Women in pants is NOT a neutral thing. But immodesty is even worse, of course!
I suppose I shall just have to be a heretic vis-a-vis contemporary life and society, but for the life of me, I have never understood the appeal of, as you put it, Matthew, "sportsball". You are basically watching a ball being maneuvered across a field or court, time, and time, and time again. Again, I know this will probably be a minority opinion, but you see one game of the various "ball sports", you've seen them all. I know they are great bonding experiences for the community or fan contingent, they give identity to many a city, they give people something to rally around, and America being America, they are huge, huge business, but as for the overall appeal of the experience, I just don't get it. Baseball might be somewhat of an exception, in that it is a deeply cerebral game and does not necessarily require prodigious physical strength (I have a pet theory, that these two factors are why Jєωs have historically gravitated to baseball), and it is slow. I once took my son to a minor-league baseball game, sat back to enjoy my box of tacos and a non-alcoholic beverage, and a nice, leisurely evening at the park --- and then I realized, my son doesn't get this game
. He had absolutely no interest in it. And soccer... I'm sorry, I've tried to like it, I've tried to get interested in it, but to me, it is the most boring, mind-numbing thing I've ever seen. It's impossible for me to fathom why the entire world, outside of Anglo-North America, goes positively insane over it.
My son's "sports", such as they are, are hiking, wilderness exploring, and shooting (airguns for now, will be "the real thing" when he asks for it, I will probably invest in a cheap Rossi .22 rifle for him, they can be had for around $100, something light and easy to handle). I don't think he's missing a thing. There are many ways to learn teamwork and group dynamics, and sportsball is only one of them. For those who like it, fine, there's nothing "wrong" with it, but it's just not my thing and never will be.