Annotated Bib Peer Review Bob Kinne

Hyman, Mark. Until It Hurts: America's Obsession with Youth Sports and how it Harms Our Kids. Boston: Beacon Press Books, 2009. Web. 10 February 2014


Summarize: There was a strong argument in fact we should be paying more attention to having fun and making friends and being activity. The best thing in the argument was that it is hurting are young athletes by over playing them. It took the author till a boy had to have major surgery to take a step back and look at what is going on now. The point of this book was to show how kids are being affected by over use of their young bodies. It cover that we should keep sports in are youth fun and exciting. The book shows how kids are getting hurt now and playing more then ever at a high competitive level and we don’t even know if they are going to be better then the players when wee were kids.

Assess: The books was very useful to use because it a true short about a boy who have to have major surgery. Google scholar had provided me with this source so it going to be very credible. The information in this book was useful because of it truth about how kids are playing more competitive sports today then back 20 years. I think that this article Is a little biased on be half of this book was made after the fact the one boy have surgery. I believe that this source is with the research.

Reflect: Yes I do think that this source is useful. This source is from Google scholar and is have quotes from the new york times about competitive sports for kids. the information in this source is reliable because it talks about what I'm covering about competitive sports. Well the source is based on fact and problem that has happened to youth kids today because of the sports they played. the goal of this source it to prove a little infomation.

Dell'Antonia, KJ. "What Happened to Recreational Sports?" Motherlode What Happened to Recreational Sports Comments. The New York Times, 7 Oct. 2013. Web. 12 Feb. 2014.


The article talks about schedules of sports today for young kids. The schedules for young athletes are developed at young ages and have created limited time for them to try out other sports and be involved in other activities. Kids should only be able to practice their favorite sport a few times a week and only have games once every weekend. If this happens the kids will be able to become well rounded in their life. It will make it possible for kids to try the piano, play basketball, football, and tennis without being punished for missing practice or a game. Sports should be more about having fun with your friends and making yourself better. The article explains that the line between “highly competitive team sports” and recreational team sports is slowly becoming thinner. This is because parents want their kids to be the best. If they aren’t the best, then they “worry that their children won’t be able to catch up, won’t make the high school team, or won’t have fun, because they will lose all their games to the kids who spend more time on the ice or on the field” (Dell’Antonia). They push their kids and put pressure on them to play a sport and be at the top. The author believes that the kids should be athletes and love the game, not make it a priority. There needs to be teams that are willing to accept players for not attending all practices because of conflicts, not punish them. “At the youngest ages, we shouldn’t try to develop hockey players” (Dell’Antonia). This means that the focus shouldn’t be on making athletes, but to make love and create enjoyment for the sports the children participate in. As they get older they can decide if they want to pursue the sport they have so much passion for.

This source was useful to see how some other people view sports for little kids and how it should be run. This source is the other side of competitive sports for kids and what were the negative of being so structured. The information in this source linked well to my project. This source is biased and the goal of this article was to show how competitive sports are affecting kids.

This article fit perfectly in to my research because it talks about what I'm doing my research on. This article was very helpful to see how the leagues around the state are competitive sports for kids. This helps confirm my believe and argument.

  • Are the summaries detailed enough that you understand what the source is all about? Are there details that the writer included that are unnecessary to the summary? What questions are you left with after reading the summaries?

Adam Lorentz- The summaries that you provide give good details. They allow me to get a good understanding of the source.

  • Did the reviewer evaluate the sources using the CRAAP test? Do you see criteria based judgements about each letter (currency, relevance,authority, accuracy, purpose)? What is missing?

Adam Lorentz- You could look at the CRAAP test again to provide more information about your source.

  • Are the reflection sections complete enough that you understand how the writer responded to the sources? Could they include more information?

Adam Lorentz- The reflections provide a good idea of how you will be using these sources.

  • Based on these two entries, in what direction do you think the writer's research is going?

Adam Lorentz- The two entries that you provide show that you are going in the right direction in your research.

  • What questions are you left with after reading these entries?

Adam Lorentz- How do sports affect kids?

  • What are these annotations' weaknesses?

Adam Lorentz- The weaknesses I see are that in your assess you can expand more on your CRAAP test.

  • What are these annotations' strengths?

Adam Lorentz- The strengths I can see are that you provide a good summary for both of your sources.

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