The Sick World of Youth Sports

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This article made me sick to my stomach. What are we doing to our kids? What happened to education? I am interested in your reaction, maybe I am missing something here.

Last weekend I saw a terrific special on ESPN called Black Magic, a four hour film on the African-American influence on the game of basketball. It was riveting, for me to sit for four hours and watch anything is an undertaking, but this was special. It was moving and educational. I cannot help but think what some of these pioneering coaches would think and say if they could read the above article from the New York Times.
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Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

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Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
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