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June 28, 2010

Dangers of the 'Tiger Track'

Mark Hyman pushed his 13-year-old son too hard in baseball. Now he raises the alarm about the risks of youth sports that have gotten too big and intense.

Eric Yun

Mark Hyman wasn't a stereotypically evil youth-sports coach. Yet, with dreams of a championship trophy and maybe a college scholarship down the road, he sent his 13-year-old son Ben to the pitcher's mound with a tired arm—against the wishes of their athletic trainer. Several years later, Ben hurt his UCL and had Tommy John surgery.

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- posted on Jul 23, 10

I really appreciate this article. It's another reminder to focus on my son, and not winning. We've been enjoying Little League and I want that to continue. Great information. Thanks!

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