Unintended Consequences: When Adults took the fun out of Youth Sports, by Jerry Norton, helps make sense of today’s youth sports and how to set it back on a course toward fun.
Ponte Vedra, FL, USA — Jerry Norton’s Unintended Consequences: When Adults took the fun out of Youth Sports is a look at the deplorable situation in youth sports through the 84-year old eyes of photojournalist, youth coach, referee and league administrator Jerry Norton. Norton makes the case that youth sports have become more about winning than playing and more about adult egos than kids’ enjoyment and participation.
According to Coach Jerry, the evidence is clear and the verdict is in. Adults–whether malicious or well-meaning–are deemed guilty of hijacking youth sports’ most noble and worthy objective–fun. Win-at-all-cost coaches and demanding parents with unrealistic expectations are responsible for horrific acts of violence as well as untold incidents of child abuse that have become common-place in youth sports. The long-time youth sports activist offers constructive criticisms as well as solutions intended to make kids’ sports fun again for all participants.
Stephen G (Jerry) Norton is the father of three sons and a retired aerospace engineer who spent nearly 60 years as a volunteer coach, referee, and league administrator and president. He is now a sports photojournalist covering youth, high school and professional sports. He has coached youth baseball, football, swimming, tennis and girls’ softball and has conducted clinics for wheelchair bound and Special Olympic tennis players. He is the founder and president of Junior Development League Football.
Genre – Sports, Youth Sports, Children’s Sports, Kids’ Sports, Organized Youth Sports, Youth Sports Deterioration, Coaching, Sportsmanship, Youth Sports Problems, Soccer, Football, Baseball, Basketball
The ebook version of Unintended Consequences: When Adults took the fun out of Youth Sports ISBN 9781506901077, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 232 page print book version, ISBN 9781506901060, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.