Find Your Next Favorite Book
Save up to $6
Our Money-Back Guarantee

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

by

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 tomorrow's 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. Hide synopsis

Find your copy

Buy it from  $0.99
Buy new from  $3.64
Collectible from  $10.52

Change currency

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

Write this item's first Alibris review Review it now

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

Start a new discussion
  1. What's on your mind? Review post guidelines

Join Today!

Share your ideas with other community members

Create account

Already a member?

Log in now

Get $300 in coupons and other goodies. Sign up for newsletter No, thank you.

You're signed up (and we you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!