The abuse in sports training

Sports training, not unlike military training, can become excessive – cruel, punishing – and unreasonable. Here are two little excerpts from Will to Win.

‘ “The amount of times he made himself sick on the rowing machine was pretty impressive”, proudly says the former coach (and Olympic Gold medallist) of a young oarsman who represented Australia five times before he was forced to retire with back injuries at the age of 24′.(p21)

” I don’t care if I never walk again. As long as I get this premiership” ┬ásays a hobbled player (SJ) on the morning of the 2011 AFL grand final.’ (p 19)

 

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