In this first episode in a two-part miniseries on walking away, I explain four evidence-based reasons why youth baseball players quit baseball.
In this 23-minute episode, you'll learn:
- two problems with the widely-quoted stat that 70% of players quit by age 13
- why the excuse that 'baseball is boring' does not apply to this episode's topic
- why any theory should have some supporting research
- four reasons why talented players walk away from the game
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- podcast interview with Justin Su'a in Session #18
- Malcolm Gladwell's book David & Goliath
- 1989 study that peer feedback plays significant role in whether they continue in the sport
- 2003 study about peers influencing kids most during adolescence
- 2012 study about perception of peer support being strongest regarding team sports
- 1999 study that parental belief of their kid having a gift in a sport strongly determine their future behaviors
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