10-28-14 The Race to Nowhere In Youth Sports

STRENGTH – Clean and Jerk
15 min EMOM
1 Squat Clean
1 Jerk
1 Hang Squat Clean
increase load at 5 & 10 min

CONDITIONING
(3x)
30 KB Sit-ups (35#/26#)
200m Run
10 Push Press (95#/65#)

The Race to Nowhere In Youth Sports
By: John O’Sullivan

“My 4th grader tried to play basketball and soccer last year,” a mom recently told me as we sat around the dinner table after one of my speaking engagements. “It was a nightmare. My son kept getting yelled at by both coaches as we left one game early to race to a game in the other sport. He hated it.”

“I know,” said another. “My 10 year old daughter’s soccer coach told her she had to pick one sport, and start doing additional private training on the side, or he would give away her spot on the team.”

So goes the all too common narrative for American youth these days, an adult driven, hyper competitive race to the top in both academics and athletics that serves the needs of the adults, but rarely the kids.

Continue reading the complete article HERE

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Author: Paul @ IoTA Fitness

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