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Remember Todd Marinovich? He was on the cover of Sports Illustrated as the archetype for early specialization and “guaranteed success” in sports . . . his story started out nicely, but ended in a horrible flame out. Here is a recent update on his progress from Rick Telander . . .
In this Episode, Haven and I engage our society’s thirst for sports success, the pressure it puts on early sports specialization and the damage it can cause.
- The role of sports in social mobility
- How colleges and the admissions process have played a role in sports machine
- The benefits of team activities in overall development
- The lottery-like odds of success
- The nature of injuries and the risk of specialization
- The benefits of specialization and the risk of being left behind
Let us know what you think!