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Game on : the all-American race to make champions of our children

Author: Tom Farrey; ESPN (Television network)
Publisher: New York : ESPN Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Looks at the hyper-competitive world of contemporary youth sports and the ways that the overly dedicated approach to child athlete training are bringing about such unwanted consequences as fewer active kids, and rising obesity rates.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Farrey, Tom.
Game on.
New York : ESPN Books, ©2008
(OCoLC)607716811
Online version:
Farrey, Tom.
Game on.
New York : ESPN Books, ©2008
(OCoLC)609343608
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Farrey; ESPN (Television network)
ISBN: 9781933060460 1933060468
OCLC Number: 179828750
Notes: At head of title on jacket: ESPN.
Description: 383 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: A Race to the Bottom 11 --
Age 1 Bonus Babies 24 --
Age 2 Freak of Nurture 44 --
Age 3 First Cut 68 --
Age 4 Les Red, White, and Blue 84 --
Age 5 Bling, Bombs, and the Bible 105 --
Age 6 Follow the Money 125 --
Age 7 Follow the Money, Too 138 --
Age 8 Manifest Destiny 157 --
Age 9 Moscow on the Mind 183 --
Age 10 The Aussie Rules 208 --
Age 11 The Greatest City in America 230 --
Age 12 A Spectacle of Innocence 255 --
Age 13 The Man 285 --
Age 14 Game on 306 --
Epilogue: Next 334.
Responsibility: Tom Farrey.

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Looks at the hyper-competitive world of contemporary youth sports and the ways that the overly dedicated approach to child athlete training are bringing about such unwanted consequences as fewer active kids, and rising obesity rates.

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