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Girls Interrupted: Why Colleges Shouldn’t Recruit Athletes Before High School

By Suniya S. Luthar, PhD (Foundation Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University) Viewed against the backdrop of developmental research, recent reports on middle school girls being recruited for college athletic teams are alarming to say the least.   College coaches attend “club tournaments” of soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey in sprawling facilities across the country, […]