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The professionalization of youth sports in America.

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dc.contributor.advisor Stone, Sara J.
dc.contributor.author Cox, Jordan D.
dc.date.copyright 2011-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/8204
dc.description.abstract Adolescent athletes in America have unknowingly been turned into de facto professionals by existing organized youth sports systems. The current approaches have become overly injurious to participants and their families. This work explores the history of organized youth sports in America, some of the adult factors involved in youth sports, the cost emotionally and developmentally to kids involved, overuse injuries, and how youth sports has become big business. While competition is an integral part of American culture, strong alternatives to current youth sports systems do exist. Examples are given of efforts being made to reshape youth sports and provide healthier benefits to participants. en_US
dc.publisher en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Sports. en_US
dc.subject Youth sports. en_US
dc.subject Parenting. en_US
dc.subject Sports injuries. en_US
dc.subject Child development. en_US
dc.subject Sports industry. en_US
dc.title The professionalization of youth sports in America. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.A. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en_US
dc.contributor.department American Studies. en_US
dc.contributor.schools Baylor University. American Studies Program. en_US


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