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Revolution in the Bleachers

Revolution in the Bleachers: How Parents Can Take Back Family Life in a World Gone Crazy Over Youth Sports
Tuesday, May 22 at 7 PM

In Revolution in the Bleachers, Bay Area journalist Regan McMahon tackles an issue that affects so many families, pointing out that kids spend more time in organized sports than ever before with little downtime, with increased pressure to do well, and with serious injuries previously seen primarily in professional athletes. Her own epiphany came to McMahon when she and her husband found themselves running around the Bay Area to sports events with their two children, then ages 11 and 14 — in separate cars with separate children. "This is nuts," McMahon is quoted as telling herself in a Chronicle review. "Is this really the best version of childhood we can offer our kids?"

McMahon offers sensible answers based on extensive research. "Finally," says author Michael Gurian, "someone has taken a look at what the runaway youth sports culture is doing to kids and the American family. We need this book!"