Youth Sports Expert Mark Hyman on the High Cost of Competition

Over-training, injuries, burn-out
We’ve got a back-to-school special this week that should resonate with a lot of coaches and parents.
Mark Hyman is the author of the books Until It Hurts: America’s Obsession with Youth Sports and How It Harms Our Kids and The Most Expensive Game in Town: The Rising Cost of Youth Sports and the Toll on Today’s Families.

Mark has been a journalist for over three decades and since 2013 is an assistant professor at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

He’s also a parent of two grown sons, and an endurance runner who has finished marathons in 19 states.
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Topics: Youth sports expert, injuries, over-training, burnout, the rising cost of youth sport and the toll on today’s families, America’s obsession with youth sports and how it harms our kids, Little League baseball, football, basketball, Tommy John Surgery, concussions