Vendor- Flanagan, Linda
Take Back the Game: How Money and Mania are Ruining Kids' Sports-- and why it Matters
In Take Back the Game, coach and journalist Linda Flanagan reveals how the youth sports industry capitalizes on parents’ worry about their kids’ futures, selling the idea that more competitive play is essential in the feeding frenzy over access to colleges and universities. Drawing on her experience as a coach and a parent, along with research and expert analysis, Flanagan delves into a national obsession that has:
- Compelled kids to specialize year-round in one sport.
- Increased the risk of both physical injury and mental health problems.
- Encouraged egregious behavior by coaches and parents.
- Reduced access to sports for low-income families.
A provocative and timely entrant into a conversation thousands of parents are having on the sidelines, Take Back the Game uncovers how youth sports became a serious business, the consequences of raising the stakes for kids and parents alike--and the changes we need now.
Hardcover, Aug 23rd 2022