A great, alarming, incredibly well-researched book.
Would be a great book club topic, since increasingly you can't talk about parenting young kids without talking about the sports culture that they are growing up in.
He presents great storylines and compelling evidence, that should be the topics of discussion for any of us involved in sport.
Being a parent with kids in sports I was hoping this would be eye opening and entertaining. Some parts were really interesting and I agree with totally.. Read morePublished 20 months ago by fruby2
Reading this book changed my perspective both as a parent and a coach. I tend to look at the whole child now and if there really isn't any natural ability present I know that as a... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Elaina L Paredes
Read this book. This shows the excesses of youth sports through the stories of individual families. About 15 years ago I left coaching kids' hockey. Read morePublished on April 19, 2012 by Amazon Customer
Tom does a great job pulling together lots of research, studies and common sense insight on the modern sports culture in America. Read morePublished on July 4, 2011 by Hal Tearse