I am a Baltimore-based author, journalist and college professor. My books and other writings explore questions surrounding the adult-managed world of youth sports.
The Shirley Povich Center
Is tackle football unsafe for children? This lively panel discussIon was hosted by the Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.
Can Sports Be Unhealthy for Children?
Are youth sports contributing positively to the lives of children? My brief essay appears with contributions from five other “experts.” Read more >>
New York Times Book Review
Among positive reviews for “The Most Expensive Game in Town” and “Until It Hurts” was this one in the New York Times Sunday Book Review. Noted Gordon Marino, “The mantra in America is that everyone needs a dream. So why not dream that your kid will be the one to land an athletic scholarship or sign a pro contract? Because – as Mark Hyman has documented in two important but troubling books – the lengths to which many of us go in pursuit of that vision can turn it into a nightmare.”