Today’s hypercompetitive & hyperspecialized youth sports are causing girls to experience more overuse injuries, anxiety, stress, and burnout.
Interview with author Linda Flanagan
Interview with author Linda Flanagan, author of Take Back the Game: How Money and Mania are Ruining Kids’ Sports — and Why It Matters
Topics discussed about youth sports culture & girls
The following are topics discussed in Dr. Jordan’s interview with author Linda Flanagan:
How have youth sports changed in the past 30 years and why did it occur, especially as it pertains to girls?
How have these changes affected girls?
How good girl conditioning negatively affects female athletes
Why do girls need to overcome good girl conditioning when it comes to advocating for themselves with coaches and sports leagues?
What parents can do to engender a healthy attitude about sports
Why we need more female coaches
Why would it be valuable if kids in youth sports, high school, and college to have more women coaches?
Youth athletes need breaks and the ability to quit their sports
What is the value of taking breaks from sports and balancing athletics with non-sports activities? Why should kids always have obvious & conscious off-ramps and the ability to quit their sport?
Why it’s time to eliminate collegiate athletics
How could eliminating college sports cause a trickle-down effect to lessen the mania of today’s youth sports culture?
For more information about Linda Flanagan, check out her website at www.lindaflanaganauthor.com
Take back the game: how money and mania are ruining kid’s sports- and why it matters
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