The Youth Sports Crisis: Out-of-Control Adults, Helpless Kids

Author: Steven J. Overman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440831394

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 249

View: 7697

This provocative critique of the youth sports movement examines the various issues surrounding children in sports and provides a plan for reform based on a change in philosophy and practice. • Contains a separate chapter on youth football that highlights the toxic elements of the sport • Features a comprehensive bibliography of some 275 sources containing scholarly and popular books, periodicals, conference papers, and online resources • Offers a comprehensive view on the topic, including the expenses, injuries, and exploitation by coaches • Explores the damaging culture of hypermasculinity inherent in boys sports

Youth Sports in America: The Most Important Issues in Youth Sports Today

Author: Skye Arthur-Banning

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440843023

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 423

View: 2298

Written by a former Olympic consultant, this authoritative book examines youth sports in America today, from the organizations and companies that dominate organized youth sports to high-profile controversies ranging from burnout and out-of-control parents to the health risks of youth football. • Examines negative influences of youth sports on families, from financial sacrifice to parental misbehavior • Discusses the benefits of playing on an organized team • Provides a historical overview of youth sports in the United States • Contains a list of resources for further study • Includes contact information on important sports-related organizations

Unintended Consequences

When Adults took the fun out of Youth Sports

Author: Jerry Norton

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 1506901077

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 234

View: 7717

UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES is a look at the deplorable situation in youth sports through the 84-year old eyes of photojournalist, youth coach, referee and league administrator Jerry Norton. Norton makes the case that youth sports have become more about winning than playing and more about adult egos than kids' enjoyment and participation. According to Coach Jerry, the evidence is clear and the verdict is in. Adults--whether malicious or well-meaning--are deemed guilty of hijacking youth sports' most noble and worthy objective--fun. Win-at-all-cost coaches and demanding parents with unrealistic expectations are responsible for horrific acts of violence as well as untold incidents of child abuse that have become common-place in youth sports. The long-time youth sports activist offers constructive criticisms as well as solutions intended to make kids' sports fun again for all participants.

Defining Sport

Conceptions and Borderlines

Author: Shawn E. Klein

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498511589

Category: Philosophy

Page: 278

View: 2176

This book examines influential conceptions of sport and then analyses the interplay of challenging borderline cases with the standard definitions of sport. It is meant to inspire more thought and debate on just what sport is, how it relates to other activities and human endeavors, and what we can learn about ourselves by studying sport.

Sports Crazy

How Sports Are Sabotaging American Schools

Author: Steven J. Overman

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1496821327

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 260

View: 2742

Sports Crazy: How Sports Are Sabotaging American Schools exposes the excesses of middle and high school sports and the detrimental effects our sports obsession has on American education. Institutions are increasingly emulating college and professional sports models and losing sight of a host of educational and health goals. Steven J. Overman describes how this agenda is driven largely by partisan fans and parents of athletes who exert an inordinate influence on school priorities, and he explains how and why school administrators shockingly and consistently capitulate to these demands. The author underscores the incongruity of public schools involved in an entertainment business and the effects this diversion has on academic integrity, learning, life experience, and overall educational outcomes. Overman examines out-of-control school sports within the context of a school’s educational mission and curriculum, with telling reference to impacts on physical education. He explores as well the outsized place of interscholastic sports beyond the classroom and scrutinizes the distorted relationship between intramural or recreational sports and elitist, varsity athletics. Overman’s chapter on tackle football explains many reasons why this sport should be eliminated from the school extracurriculum and replaced by flag or touch football. Overman presents a brief history of interscholastic sports, and he compares and contrasts the American experience of school-sponsored sport to the European model of community-based clubs. Which approach better serves students? Overman recommends reforms in the context of a radical proposal to phase out interscholastic sports in favor of an intramural or club model. This approach would alleviate such problems as elitism and gender bias and reign in hypercompetitiveness while freeing schools to educate students rather than provide public entertainment.

Guyland

The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men

Author: Michael Kimmel

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061873775

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 2096

One of the most eminent scholars and writers on men and masculinity and the author of the critically acclaimed Manhood in America turns his attention to the culture of guys, aged 16 to 26: their attitudes, their relationships, their rules, and their rituals. “Kimmel is our seasoned guide into a world that, unless we are guys, we barely know exists. As he walks with us through dark territories, he points out the significant and reflects on its meaning.”—Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia The passage from adolescence to adulthood was once clear. Today, growing up has become more complex and confusing, as young men drift casually through college and beyond—hanging out, partying, playing with tech toys, watching sports. But beneath the appearance of a simple extended boyhood, a more dangerous social world has developed, far away from the traditional signposts and cultural signals that once helped boys navigate their way to manhood—a territory Michael Kimmel has identified as "Guyland." In mapping the troubling social world where men are now made, Kimmel offers a view into the minds and times of America's sons, brothers, and boyfriends, and he works toward redefining what it means to be a man today—and tomorrow. Only by understanding this world and this life stage can we enable young men to chart their own paths, stay true to themselves, and emerge safely from Guyland as responsible and fully formed male adults.

Lesson One: The ABCs of Life

The Skills We All Need But Were Never Taught

Author: Jon Oliver,Michael Ryan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743237927

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 1862

A practical handbook draws on the principles and concepts of the Lesson One school program to provide parents and teachers with a definitive program to help children develop a variety of critical life skills and internal discipline that they need to learn and become successful in modern society. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Quarterlife crisis

die Sinnkrise der Mittzwanziger

Author: Alexandra Robbins,Abby Wilner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548366777

Category:

Page: 255

View: 1476

Schlaft gut, ihr fiesen Gedanken

Author: John Green

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446259171

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8326

Die 16-jährige Aza Holmes hatte ganz sicher nicht vor, sich an der Suche nach dem verschwundenen Milliardär Russell Pickett zu beteiligen. Sie hat genug mit ihren eigenen Sorgen und Ängsten zu kämpfen, die ihre Gedankenwelt zwanghaft beherrschen. Doch als eine Hunderttausend-Dollar-Belohnung auf dem Spiel steht und ihre furchtlose beste Freundin Daisy es kaum erwarten kann, das Geheimnis um Pickett aufzuklären, macht Aza mit. Sie versucht Mut zu beweisen und überwindet durch Daisy nicht nur kleine Hindernisse, sondern auch große Gegensätze, die sie von anderen Menschen trennen. Für Aza wird es ein großes Abenteuer und eine Reise ins Zentrum ihrer Gedankenspirale, der sie zu entkommen versucht.

Hillbilly-Elegie

Die Geschichte meiner Familie und einer Gesellschaft in der Krise

Author: J. D. Vance

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843715777

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 2408

Seine Großeltern versuchten, mit Fleiß und Mobilität der Armut zu entkommen und sich in der Mitte der Gesellschaft zu etablieren. Doch letztlich war alles vergeblich. J. D. Vance erzählt die Geschichte seiner Familie — eine Geschichte vom Scheitern und von der Resignation einer ganzen Bevölkerungsschicht. Armut und Chaos, Hilflosigkeit und Gewalt, Drogen und Alkohol: Genau in diesem Teufelskreis befinden sich viele weiße Arbeiterfamilien in den USA — entfremdet von der politischen Führung, abgehängt vom Rest der Gesellschaft, anfällig für populistische Parolen. Früher konnten sich die »Hillbillys«, die weißen Fabrikarbeiter, erhoffen, sich zu Wohlstand zu schuften. Doch spätestens gegen Ende des 20sten Jahrhunderts zog der Niedergang der alten Industrien ihre Familien in eine Abwärtsspirale, in der sie bis heute stecken. Vance gelingt es wie keinem anderen, diese ausweglose Situation und die Krise einer ganzen Gesellschaft eindrücklich zu schildern. Sein Buch bewegte Millionen von Lesern in den USA und erklärt nicht zuletzt den Wahltriumph eines Donald Trump.

Wer dem Glück hinterherrennt, läuft daran vorbei

Ein Umdenkbuch

Author: Russ Harris

Publisher: Kösel-Verlag

ISBN: 3641038227

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 7824

Ausstieg aus der Glücksfalle: Besser leben als dem Glück nachjagen Kann das sein? Dass unsere Vorstellungen über das Glück uns unglücklich machen? Dieses spannende Umdenkbuch beruht auf einem bahnbrechenden Ansatz in der Psychologie: der Akzeptanz- und Commitment-Therapie (ACT). Die in kürzester Zeit erlernbaren Techniken haben ihre Wirksamkeit in vielen wissenschaftlichen Studien bewiesen. Die Folge: Sorgen und Stress müssen nicht mehr angestrengt bekämpft werden. Selbst wenn uns Schwierigkeiten begegnen, können wir ein tief erfülltes Leben führen. "Das Buch liegt bei mir am Nachttisch und ich befolge fleißig die Übungsanleitungen. Es ist klug, zugleich leichtfüßig und amüsant und bestimmt eine große Hilfe für viele Menschen. Ach was – für alle eigentlich." Konstantin Wecker

Textbook of Medicine

Author: Russell La Fayette Cecil,James B. Wyngaarden,Lloyd H. Smith

Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company

ISBN: 9780721696270

Category: Internal medicine

Page: 2341

View: 9107

Textbook of Medicine

Author: James B. Wyngaarden,Russell La Fayette Cecil,J. Claude Bennett,Lee Goldman (MD.),Lloyd H. Smith,D. A. Ausiello,Fred Plum

Publisher: W B Saunders Co

ISBN: 9780721696287

Category: Internal medicine

Page: 2341

View: 7054

Die Mutter des Erfolgs

Wie ich meinen Kindern das Siegen beibrachte

Author: Amy Chua

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3312004772

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6217

Amy Chua ist Juraprofessorin in Yale und zweifache Mutter. Ihre Kinder will sie zum Erfolg erziehen - mit allen Mitteln. Und gemäß den Regeln ihrer Wurzeln in China ist Erfolg nur mit härtester Arbeit zu erreichen. Sie beschließt, dass ihre Töchter als Musikerinnen Karriere machen sollen. Nun wird deren Kindheit zur Tortur. Wo eine Eins minus als schlechte Note gilt, muss Lernen anders vermittelt werden als in unserer westlichen Pädagogik. In ihrem Erlebnisbericht erzählt die Autorin fesselnd, witzig und mit kluger Offenheit von einem gnadenlosen Kampf, der ihr und ihren Töchtern alles abverlangte: ein packendes und hochkomisches Buch über Familie und Erziehung, über Leistungsdruck und über den Willen, unbedingt zu siegen.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 9070

Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Author: Union of International Associations

Publisher: De Gruyter Saur

ISBN: 9783598112256

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: 1258

View: 753

The destruction of wildlife habitats ... organized crime ... AIDS ... illiteracy ... acid rain -- these are among the 130,000 topics documented and discussed in the new edition of the Encyclopedia. But its truly unique goal is to present this complex set of issues in ways that facilitate an organized response. To this end, the book also focuses on the complex relationship between problems and society's own ideological relationship with these problems. How do human priorities and perceptions aggravate or enable problems? What are the established and alternative responses? The Encyclopedia contains over 158,000 cross-references between entries, an extensive 91,000 practical key term index, bibliographies, and full cross-referencing to the Yearbook of International Organizations. For anyone concerned with the world community, here are the means to explore and participate in today's most crucial endeavors. Volume 1, World Problems, presents diverse perspectives on the nature, origin, and incidence of each issue, delving beneath news reports and official pronouncements to reveal subtle causative nuances such as psychological outlook, political inaction, scapegoating, and cover-ups.

Vergiftete Kindheit

vom Mißbrauch elterlicher Macht und seinen Folgen

Author: Susan Forward

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442124428

Category: Eltern - Kind - Psychisches Trauma

Page: 316

View: 8465