By: Josh Levine
Author | Coach | Trainer | Entrepreneur
Josh Levine is not affiliated with LPL Financial
The dark side of youth and high school sports occurs in the shadows. The root cause is “elitism” – the marketing of nine-year-old players as “all stars”, the parental boasting of their player’s “talent”, and the social validation (online, at school, and home) youth receive for being successful athletes. All of these factors can harm youth and high school athletes, while probably making it tougher for them to succeed in their sport, in the classroom, and beyond.