The Youth Sports Crisis

The Youth Sports Crisis

Out-of-control Adults, Helpless Kids

Book - 2014
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Many American children spend more than 20 hours a week in organized sports, forgoing free time and unstructured recreational activities for the rigors of training and competition. This book offers a comprehensive critique of the youth sports movement, pitting the reality of adult-run sports programs against the needs and interests of children. It examines whether the tradeoff of "normal play time" for structured sports activities teaches discipline and leads to stronger character development, or if the pressures of the game, the physical strain of practicing, and the general overscheduling of children's lives have eroded the benefits associated with playing sports. -- from dust jacket.
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, 2014
ISBN: 9781440831386
Branch Call Number: 796.083 Ov
Description: vi, 249 pages ; 25 cm


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