Lately I've been really wanting to get in to kids sports photography. My plan was to go to the games, take some pictures, pass out cards with my smugmug address and tell the parents where they can go to get prints etc.
However, before I start, I wanted to ask this very simple yet hard question: Where do I start?
I know I can't just show up with my camera and start taking pictures unless I have some type of permission. Should I email each little league etc association (or school) and ask to come out to take pictures? Do I give them a cut of the sales? Also, do I need to get a model release for every kid I shoot before I put them UP on smugmug? That might be a little hard since I have NO idea who's parents belong to which kid etc.
As far as the cards, I have that one covered (thanks moo). If anyone might be able to shed a little light on how they got started doing kids/young adults sports photography, I would surely appreciate it!