The sport’s top tier is organized around the goal of producing a tiny group of elite players, at the expense of kids’—and parents’—well-being.
Once they retire, athletes are often left clueless about education, employment, and real life. A new national initiative seeks to change that—will it work?
The income disparity in youth athletics has effects on health and success that stretch far into adulthood.
Recent research makes clear the drastic effects of head injuries on young athletes, and advocates are asking states and schools to do more.
The lack of female coaches in youth sports can make lasting impressions on boys and girls.
Teachers are vilified for being too hard on students, so why aren't coaches held to the same standard?
“It was very hard, as a man playing D1 football, to go to somebody and say ‘I’m having a hard time’.”
The groundbreaking legislation, which was supposed to help women thrive in sports, has had several unintended, negative consequences.