New PDF release: How College Athletics Are Hurting Girls' Sports: The

By Rick Eckstein

ISBN-10: 1442266287

ISBN-13: 9781442266285

More women are taking part in activities than ever before—which, at the floor, is excellent for women simply because activities provide optimistic and empowering enjoyable for younger women. in fact, even though, few younger athletes record “fun” as a cause they play activities. The premiums of concussions and repetitive use accidents are at the upward push, and youngsters are inspired to concentrate on a unmarried game at previous and previous a long time, spending a lot in their unfastened time all year long devoted to the pursuit of a unmarried game on the rate of associates, different actions, and infrequently, future health.

Alarmed through the tales he heard from younger athletes in his periods, activities student Rick Eckstein got down to examine formative years sports—why children are enjoying them, how they've got replaced through the years, and their impression on childrens and households. via 3 years of intensive examine, together with surveys, interviews, and extra, Eckstein found that school athletics are having an alarming impression on early life activities, quite for ladies.

How university Athletics Are Hurting ladies' Sports appears to be like heavily in school activities and the way they form the athletic—and personal—landscape for women and younger women. jam-packed with robust interview excerpts from ladies athletes of every age, in addition to coaches, league officers, and others, the e-book chronicles how university and adolescence activities became extra commercialized, to the detriment of individuals. The ebook seems at a variety of activities, with case reviews together with football, box hockey, ice hockey, determine skating, and supreme Frisbee. the writer celebrates activities’ power to have a favorable impression on a girl’s existence, yet he recommends alterations in how university and early life athletics are based to enhance the adventure of younger athletes and to provide them their early life back.

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