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Until It Hurts: America's Obsession with Youth Sports and How It Harms Our Kids

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Over the last seventy-five years, adults have staged a hostile takeover of kids sports. For generations of children the effects have been devastating. The quest to turn children into tomorrows superstars often has led adults to push them beyond physical and emotional limits, sometimes with tragic consequences.
 
In Until It Hurts, journalist, coach, and parent Mark Hyman explores how youth sports reached this problematic state. He gives heartbreaking examples of children and their families, including his own, pushing beyond healthy limits in headlong pursuit of sports glory, athletic scholarships, or even professional careers. His investigation takes him from the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania to a prestigious Chicago soccer club, from adolescent golf and tennis superstars in Atlanta to California volleyball players. He speaks with dozens of children, parents, coaches, psychologists, surgeons, and former big-leaguers.
 

About the Author

Journalist Mark Hyman writes about sports for BusinessWeek and numerous other publications. He previously worked for newspapers in Baltimore, Dallas, and Philadelphia. His first book, Confessions of a Baseball Purist, with ESPNs Jon Miller, was published in 1998. He lives in Baltimore with his wife, Cecilia Brennecke, and their children, Ben and Eli.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807021187
Author:
Hyman, Mark
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Child Development
Subject:
Sociology of Sports
Subject:
Children's Studies
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Sports for children -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Sports for children -- United States.
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sociology of Sports
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.50x5.70x.90 in. .75 lbs.

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Over the last seventy-five years, adults have staged a hostile takeover of kids sports. For generations of children the effects have been devastating. The quest to turn children into tomorrows superstars often has led adults to push them beyond physical and emotional limits, sometimes with tragic consequences.
 
In Until It Hurts, journalist, coach, and parent Mark Hyman explores how youth sports reached this problematic state. He gives heartbreaking examples of children and their families, including his own, pushing beyond healthy limits in headlong pursuit of sports glory, athletic scholarships, or even professional careers. His investigation takes him from the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania to a prestigious Chicago soccer club, from adolescent golf and tennis superstars in Atlanta to California volleyball players. He speaks with dozens of children, parents, coaches, psychologists, surgeons, and former big-leaguers.
 
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