Trying to Understand the School Sporting Culture


kids-playing-soccerAccording to Richard D. Ginsburg, PhD in Psychology in Sport, “While there are certainly many wonderful youth athletic leagues and teams around our country, there is an ugliness gaining momentum in our youth sport culture. Tryouts and travel teams are cropping up earlier than ever before. My son, who is an eight-year-old second grader, had to decide whether or not he wanted to try out for the travel soccer team. Really? This is when my son needs to decide whether he is going to be “serious” about soccer – otherwise, he may miss the boat? Isn’t there something wrong with this picture?”

Read more about what he has to say on the subject at:!UItS/