October 23, 2014

The Race to Nowhere In Youth Sports

Originally posted on Steve Nash Youth Basketball Blog:

By: John O’Sullivan

Source: http://changingthegameproject.com/the-race-to-nowhere-in-youth-sports/

“My 4th grader tried to play basketball and soccer last year,” a mom recently told me as we sat around the dinner table after one of my speaking engagements. “It was a nightmare. My son kept getting yelled at by both coaches as we left one game early to race to a game in the other sport. He hated it.”

“I know,” said another. “My 10 year old daughter’s soccer coach told her she had to pick one sport, and start doing additional private training on the side, or he would give away her spot on the team.”

So goes the all too common narrative for American youth these days, an adult driven, hyper competitive race to the top in both academics and athletics that serves the needs of the adults, but rarely the kids. As movies such as “The Race to Nowhere

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October 23, 2014

45,000-Year-Old Man’s Genome Sequenced – Scientific American

45,000-Year-Old Man’s Genome Sequenced – Scientific American.

October 19, 2014

The Toxic Secret of California’s Salad Bowl | Earthjustice

The Toxic Secret of California’s Salad Bowl | Earthjustice.

October 19, 2014

Did Jesus Save the Klingons? – Scientific American

Did Jesus Save the Klingons? – Scientific American.

October 19, 2014

U.S. Dust Bowl Conditions Not Rivaled in 1,000 Years – Scientific American

U.S. Dust Bowl Conditions Not Rivaled in 1,000 Years – Scientific American.

October 15, 2014

The Top 1% Own… Half | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

The Top 1% Own… Half | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community.

October 14, 2014

Darrell Issa is Finally Going Off His Nut | Mother Jones

Darrell Issa is Finally Going Off His Nut | Mother Jones.

October 14, 2014

This Is Your Teenager’s Brain on Soda | Mother Jones

This Is Your Teenager’s Brain on Soda | Mother Jones.

October 13, 2014

The United States is No. 1 – But in What? | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

The United States is No. 1 – But in What? | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community.

October 13, 2014

In Rejecting Columbus, Cities Forge Path Toward System Alternative | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

In Rejecting Columbus, Cities Forge Path Toward System Alternative | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community.

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