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Are Adults Ruining Kids' Sports? (with Linda Flanagan) - Part 1
Episode 2515th November 2022 • Your Doctor Friends • Dr. Jeremy Alland and Dr. Julie Bruene
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Youth sports today typically involve more than just a pickup game of basketball at the park district. Often kids are part of multiple travel leagues, practicing and playing most days of the week. On top of that, it's not uncommon for kids to play consecutive sports (or the same sport on different teams) season after season without any breaks.

How did it get this way? Is this healthy??

Join us for an epic two-part series highlighting accomplished author, freelance journalist, researcher, and former cross country and track coach Linda Flanagan. Her most recent book, "Take Back the Game: How Money and Mania Are Ruining Kids' Sports--and Why it Matters" has captivated Jeremy and Julie, and sheds light on how money and high stakes have transformed youth sports into something that might just not be that fun for kids anymore.

Learn more about Linda's book here.

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