This chapter examines: (i) the norms and values of what Hughes and Coakley (1991) refer to as the ‘sport ethic’ which frequently constrains athletes to engage in often health-compromising behaviours; (ii) the cultures of risk in which young athletes are bound up and which frequently compromise their health and well-being, including through the normalization and acceptance of pain, injury and ‘playing hurt’; and (iii) the key structural features of the workplace which must be understood if we are to develop a more adequate understanding of the realities of young elite sports workers’ lives.
|Title of host publication||Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport|
|Editors||Ken Green, Andy Smith|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||582|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2016|
|Name||Routledge International Handbooks|