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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sports Too Much Too Soon Too Much$? (470)

Is spending $5000 a year on gymnastics events, training and uniforms too much for young children? According to this piece the Sam (11 year old) practices 12 hours a week as part of The Ohio State University kids club.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Is spending 12 hours a week too much for an eleven year old?
  2. Are we putting too much emphasis on competitions?
  3. What about the sacrifices families need to make in order to accommodate sporting pursuits?  Do all of their children get the same amount of time, $ and parental involvement? 
  4. How much money did your parents spend on you to get you to a "higher" level?
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