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South Pasadena athlete transcends the rules – latimes.com May 16, 2010

Filed under: Adolescence,Sports — billmacphee @ 9:19 am

South Pasadena athlete transcends the rules – latimes.com.

Robin Laird

Robin Laird is a high school athlete who has a relatively centered sense of who she is and what role sports play in her life. She has risen above the often dysfunctional adult-driven competitive nature of youth sports since she knows that winning is thrilling but not self-defining.

Sports often becomes a rigid system that supersedes what is best for kids – the participants – and perpetuates adult-driven agendas for success. Good for Robin. She has navigated an unfortunate misstep and will move forward into her college journey with poise and respect. Others are not so fortunate.

 

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