Inside The High-Stakes, Zero-Sum Game Of Youth Club Sports

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“Someone will turn on you eventually. It’s a very toxic environment.” Many children who dream of playing their favourite sports professionally are finding themselves burnt out due to the toxic environment that permeates the club sports industry. Although children are placed on teams, the zero-sum game of club sports makes teammates feel more like potential rivals. There are limited scholarships to be divided among a growing number of players, so backstabbing and toxic rivalries inevitably arise, especially when kids get older. Read full article here

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