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Youth and High School Post Athletic Careers
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By the Numbers 30 - 45 Million youth age 6-18 participate in youth and high school sport 854,200 high school senior athletes 99.883% of high school athletes will
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Cont’d 44,000 or 5% of all high school senior athletes earn roster spots in college 1,000 are drafted professionally Debate of whether sport builds or reveals certain traits that help athletes in their careers Most youth and high school athletes know that they must achieve high academic standards because the chances of advancing to a paid level of play are slim
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Occupational Success Research shows that athletes experience no more or less career success But the social world of sport may provide a channel to grow and develop skills that provide Teach interpersonal skills Develop social networks consisting of social relationships
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High School Fortune 500 companies indicated that 95 percent of those corporate executives participated in sports during high school. The one yardstick that could be used
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Burnout Sociologist Jay Coakley proposed the idea that the structure of organized, competitive youth sports becomes controlling. It controls the identity of participants and controls their lives, Burnout numbers are steadily increasing Costs beginning to outweigh benefits The pediatric athlete may also have fatigue, lack of enthusiasm about practice or
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Questions What do you believe is the most important influence that leads to success among former youth and high school athletes? Although research suggests career success and athletic participation are not directly linked what do you think?
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Life After College
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Chances of Going Pro Men’s Basketball- 1.2% Women’s Basketball- 0.9% Football- 1.7% Baseball- 9.1% Hockey- 3.6% Soccer- 1.6%
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