Until It Hurts

Author: Mark Hyman
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807097564
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Genre: Social Science

Near the end of a long season, fourteen-year-old baseball pitcher Ben Hyman approached his father with disappointing, if not surprising, news: his pitching shoulder was tired. With each throw to home plate, he felt a twinge in his still maturing arm. Any doctor would have advised the young boy to take off the rest of the season. Author Mark Hyman sent his son out to pitch the next game. After all, it was play-off time. Stories like these are not uncommon. Over the last seventy-five years, adults have staged a hostile takeover of kids' sports. In 2003 alone, more than 3.5 million children under age fifteen required medical treatment for sports injuries, nearly half of which were the result of simple overuse. The quest to turn children into tomorrow's superstar athletes has often led adults to push them beyond physical and emotional limits. In Until It Hurts, journalist, coach, and sports dad Mark Hyman explores how youth sports reached this problematic state. 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 interviews dozens of children, parents, coaches, psychologists, surgeons, sports medicine specialists, and former professional athletes. He speaks at length with Whitney Phelps, Michael's older sister; retraces the story of A Very Young Gymnast, and its subject, Torrance York; and tells the saga of the Castle High School girls' basketball team of Evansville, Indiana, which in 2005 lost three-fifths of its lineup to ACL injuries. Along the way, Hyman hears numerous stories: about a mother who left her fifteen-year-old daughter at an interstate exit after a heated exchange over her performance during a soccer game, about a coach who ordered preteens to swim laps in three-hour shifts for twenty-four hours. Hyman's exploration leads him to examine the history of youth sports in our country and how it's evolved, particularly with the increasing involvement of girls and much more proactive participation of parents. With its unique multiple perspective-of history, of reporting, and of personal experience-this book delves deep into the complicated issue of sports for children, and opens up a much-needed discussion about the perils of youth sports culture today. Hyman focuses not only on the unfortunate cases of overzealous parents and overly ambitious kids, but also on how positive change can be made, and concludes by shining a spotlight on some inspirational parents and model sports programs, giving hope that the current destructive cycle can be broken. From the Hardcover edition.

Concussions and Our Kids

Author: Robert Cantu
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 9780547774039
Release Date: 2012-09-18
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A leading doctor “shines the light” on concussions, CTE, and keeping youth sports safe (Gregg Easterbrook, ESPN football columnist). See the movie Concussion. But first read the classic book from the acclaimed concussion doctor who’s changing how America thinks about safety in youth sports. From Washington to Quebec, from offices at the NFL to the New York Times, from the NHL players union to the soccer fields of Anytown, USA, people are talking about concussions. Long believed by experts to be a silent epidemic, concussions are fast becoming the most dominating and important issue in all of sports. At the center of this crisis—and one of the key reasons for this increased awareness—is Dr. Robert Cantu, the country’s leading expert on athletic brain trauma and a pioneer in the study of the link between concussions and progressive brain disease in athletes. He has treated thousands of patients who have experienced brain trauma, from high-profile professional athletes to peewees, including young boys and girls who play soccer, football, lacrosse, hockey, and other sports. And he is on the frontlines of groundbreaking research that is changing the way sports are played. Concussions and Our Kids is the first prescriptive book of its kind to address the issue of head trauma in sports and provide preventive solutions to protect athletes and give guidelines for the way sports can be played safely. Dr. Cantu and sports journalist Mark Hyman have crafted a book that is part manifesto, part manual, explaining to parents and coaches what head trauma is, why it has become a focus of national attention, and why some practices in youth sports must change. They also outline the measures we can take to protect our children. Readers will learn: • The signs and symptoms of a concussion • Three concussion tests parents can give at home • Concussions and what “rest” really means • How concussions improperly treated can develop into post-concussion syndrome • Why total brain trauma (not just the number of concussions) is a risk factor for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) • Why helmets are no guarantee of safety • Why concussions are prevalent in all sports, not just football and hockey Addressing what sportswriter Bill Simmons calls “the single most important issue in sports today,” this book is essential reading for parents, coaches, players, and all those interested in young athletes, their safety, and their future well-being.

Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport

Author: Ken Green
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134469932
Release Date: 2016-01-08
Genre: Education

The Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport is a comprehensive survey of the latest research into young people’s involvement in sport. Drawing on a wide diversity of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, policy studies, coaching, physical education and physiology, the book examines the importance of sport during a key transitional period of our lives, from the later teenage years into the early twenties, and therefore helps us develop a better understanding of the social construction of young people’s lives. The book covers youth sport in all its forms, from competitive game-contests and conventional sport to recreational activities, exercise and lifestyle sport, and at all levels, from elite competition to leisure time activities and school physical education. It explores youth sport across the world, in developing and developed countries, and touches on some of the most significant themes and issues in contemporary sport studies, including physical activity and health, lifelong participation, talent identification and development, and safeguarding and abuse. No other book brings together in one place such a breadth and depth of material on youth sport or the engagement of young people in physical activity. The Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport is therefore important reading for all advanced students, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers with an interest in youth sport, youth culture, sport studies or physical education.

Youth Sports in America The Most Important Issues in Youth Sports Today

Author: Skye Arthur-Banning
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440843020
Release Date: 2018-06-30
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Written by a former Olympic consultant, this authoritative book examines youth sports in America today, from the organizations and companies that dominate organized youth sports to high-profile controversies ranging from burnout and out-of-control parents to the health risks of youth football. • Examines negative influences of youth sports on families, from financial sacrifice to parental misbehavior • Discusses the benefits of playing on an organized team • Provides a historical overview of youth sports in the United States • Contains a list of resources for further study • Includes contact information on important sports-related organizations


ISBN: UCSC:32106017987774
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Best books

Author: Стівен Кінг
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 9786171200203
Release Date:
Genre: Fiction

Шоушенк — в’язниця, з якої ще нікому не вдавалося втекти. Енді Дюфрейн потрапив сюди за вбивство, якого не вчиняв. Невинна людина засуджена на довічне ув’язнення… У тюремному пеклі так легко збожеволіти! Але Енді виявився міцним горішком… Ще ніхто не втікав із Шоушенку? Отже, він буде першим! Пронизлива історія про силу людського духу і про те, що ніколи не можна здаватися — навіть коли здається, що виходу немає… До видання також увійшли повісті «Здібний учень», «Тіло» та «Метод дихання».

Author: Роберт Джеймс Воллер
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 9786171214095
Release Date: 2016-06-29
Genre: Fiction

Він кохає її, а вона — його. Вона заміжня, має сина й дочку, а йому невдовзі доведеться залишити місто. Франческа бажала бути з Робертом, проте не могла покинути чоловіка та дітей. Він хотів забрати її з собою, але кохав по-справжньому й тому відпустив… Їхня історія починається за п’ять хвилин до народження великого кохання, а закінчується за п’ять хвилин до його згуби.

Author: Клер К.
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 9786171200258
Release Date:
Genre: Fiction

П’ятнадцятирічна Клері вважала себе звичайнісіньким підлітком, доки одного чудового дня не з’ясувала, що належить до давнього роду таємничих Мисливців за тінями. Багато століть її предки захищали світ від темних сил. І тепер хай стережуться демони, чаклуни, вовкулаки та вампіри! Настав її час взяти до рук зброю…