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Kids' play and youth sports






Sport and play in American life: a textbook in the sociology of sport (Ed. 3): 105-129

Kids' play and youth sports

This chapter focuses on youth-oriented games and sport in the USA. The aspects of structure and the cultural context of sport that bare on youths' experience are discussed and some conflicts among the needs of youth, the needs of social agents such as coaches and parents, and the arguments for and against socialization into the adult world through organized youth sports are considered.


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