High-pressure youth sports

by Hudson, Maryann.

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 796 H86
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 796 H86
The spotlight on sports is brighter than ever, and the focus isn't just on the scores. This title takes a critical look at a challenging issue within the sports world, providing history and context while also examining key factors in the issue and how it is being addressed. This title is balanced and straightforward, and uses numerous examples to illuminate the issue. With a glossary, primary source sidebars, and additional resources, this title will keep readers engaged and up to date on the biggest concerns in sports today. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Where did the fun go?
Overused and overdone
Parental pressure
Bully coaches
Child sexual abuse in sports.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When do sports stop being fun and games? Hudson takes on that question by addressing weighty topics, such as parental pressure, bully coaches, excessive training, and sexual abuse. Each subject is well researched and clearly presented with statistics, real-life examples, and testimonials, and Hudson is careful to offer best practices to help athletes, parents, and coaches maintain a healthy approach to sports. Though the ample photographs, quick facts, and concise writing ensure that this can be read by children, the book is perhaps a more valuable reference book for coaches, parents, or classroom use. With an objective to educate, support, and empower, this entry in the Issues in Sports series is important reading for those involved in children's athletics, ultimately delivering a reminder that sports can, and should, be fun.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series SportsZONE.
Subjects Sports for children -- Psychological aspects.
Publisher Minneapolis, MN :2014
Language English
Description 64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 62-63) and index.
ISBN 9781624031229
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