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dc.contributor.advisorStone, Sara J.
dc.contributor.authorCox, Jordan D.
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-14T12:34:08Z
dc.date.available2011-09-14T12:34:08Z
dc.date.copyright2011-08
dc.date.issued2011-09-14
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8204
dc.description.abstractAdolescent 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.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.rightsBaylor 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.subjectSports.en_US
dc.subjectYouth sports.en_US
dc.subjectParenting.en_US
dc.subjectSports injuries.en_US
dc.subjectChild development.en_US
dc.subjectSports industry.en_US
dc.titleThe professionalization of youth sports in America.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.A.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAmerican Studies.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. American Studies Program.en_US


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