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Are We Taking the Fun Out of Youth Sports? And if So, Why?

When:  February 19, 2015 7:00pm

Where:  Weston High School Auditorium

Admission:  Free!

 

 

The Weston Basketball Association and the Weston Sports Commission present

Rick Wolff, host of WFAN’s weekly sports parenting program, “The Sports Edge” 

 

 

Join Rick for an interactive and provocative discussion entitled:  
 

 

 

On Thursday evening February 19th, 7:30pm at the Weston High School Auditorium, David Levy, President of the Weston Basketball Association, will interview Rick Wolff, a nationally-recognized expert in the field of sports psychology and sports parenting, about the top trends in sports parenting. 

Often quoted by the media about the issues that face today’s athletes, Wolff has written and lectured widely on the psychological pressures that accompany America’s passion for sports.  Wolff has been featured in Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, GQ, USA TODAY, Psychology Today, and has been interviewed on all the major television networks, including ESPN and even Oprah. For more information about Rick, click here.

                                                               

Joining Rick and David on stage will be Noah Savage.  Noah grew up in Weston and played basketball at Weston Middle School from 2nd grade to 8th grade before moving to Princeton NJ, where he earned First Team All-State Prep honors at The Hun School (along side future NBA stars Joakim Noah and JR Smith).Noah attended Princeton University where he was named team MVP, Captain, and all Ivy League as a senior. 

“Noah has seen a lot as a player, from youth basketball in Weston to NCAA Division I, to the European professional ranks,” Levy notes.  Savage has also coached at the youth and AAU level.  “We’ll ask Noah to share his experiences as a highly recruited high school player and, along with Rick, answer questions from the audience.”

 

Send us your questions!

 

During our final broadcast of each year,” Wolff notes, “we review the most important trends and topics in sports parenting, many of which are relevant to Weston and surrounding towns.”  This year the top trends included concussions; social media and legal issues; abusive coaches; repetitive use injuries and the continuing, gradual end of varsity sports in America.   “We’ll talk about some of these and other issues on the 19th, just as Weston is gearing up for basketball playoffs and the spring sports season,” Wolff says.  To submit your questions, click here.

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

 

This event has been generously underwritten by contributions from the Weston Boosters and several businesses and organizations.  Please click here to see the entire list.