Mark Hyman, journalist and former writer for BusinessWeek and Sports Business Journal, and author of The Most Expensive Game in Town: The Rising Cost of Youth Sports and the Toll on Today's Families, offers a sobering look at the business of youth sports.
High school sports are often viewed not only as a chance for kids to get exercise, but also to teach them how to be team players and team leaders. But some recent studies show that children whose parents and coaches push them hard to perform can sometimes wind up developing negative personality traits. For more, The Takeaway talks to Kate Dailey, who writes the "Human Condition" blog for Newsweek, Mark Hyman, author of the book "Until It Hurts: America's Obsession with Youth Sports and How It Harms Our Kids," and Takeaway Sports Contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin.
Ibrahim weighs in further with a story about his own father