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The Resource The most expensive game in town : the rising cost of youth sports and the toll on today's families, Mark Hyman

The most expensive game in town : the rising cost of youth sports and the toll on today's families, Mark Hyman

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The most expensive game in town : the rising cost of youth sports and the toll on today's families
Title
The most expensive game in town
Title remainder
the rising cost of youth sports and the toll on today's families
Statement of responsibility
Mark Hyman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Building on the eye-opening investigation into the damaging effects of the ultra-competitive culture of youth sports in the author's previous book Until It Hurts, the author's new book takes a look at the business of youth sports, how it has changed, and how it is affecting young Americans. Examining the youth sports economy from many sides, the major corporations, small entrepreneurs, coaches, parents and, of course, kids, he probes the reasons for rapid changes in what gets bought and sold in this lucrative marketplace. Just participating in youth sports can be expensive. Among the costs are league fees, equipment, and perhaps private lessons with a professional coach. With nearly 50 million kids playing organized sports each year, it is easy to see how profitable this market can be. He takes us to tournaments sponsored by Nike, Gatorade and other big businesses, he talks to parents who sacrifice their vacations and savings to get their (sometimes reluctant) junior stars to these far off, expensive venues for a chance to shine. He introduces us to videos purporting to teach six-month-old babies to kick a ball, to professional athletes who will "coach" an eight year old for a hefty fee, to a town which has literally staked its future on preteen sports. Through extensive interviews and original reporting, this book explains the causes and effects of the commercialization of youth sports, changes the author argues are distorting and diminishing family life. He closes with strong examples of individuals and communities bucking this destructive trend
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hyman, Mark
Dewey number
796.083
Index
index present
LC call number
GV709.2
LC item number
.H94 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports for children
  • Sports for children
  • Sports for children
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Label
The most expensive game in town : the rising cost of youth sports and the toll on today's families, Mark Hyman
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978-0-8070-0136-3.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-148) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The parent trap -- Baby goes pro -- Youth sports, USA -- The sponsorship game -- Exposed and overexposed -- Selling hope -- Making progress, and maybe a fortune -- Beyond commercialization
Control code
ocn738340069
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 160 pages
Isbn
9780807001363
Lccn
2011038424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807001363
  • (OCoLC)738340069
Label
The most expensive game in town : the rising cost of youth sports and the toll on today's families, Mark Hyman
Link
978-0-8070-0136-3.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-148) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The parent trap -- Baby goes pro -- Youth sports, USA -- The sponsorship game -- Exposed and overexposed -- Selling hope -- Making progress, and maybe a fortune -- Beyond commercialization
Control code
ocn738340069
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 160 pages
Isbn
9780807001363
Lccn
2011038424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807001363
  • (OCoLC)738340069

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