Author and community interventionist, Jane Middleton-Moz wrote an

excellent book that highlights many ramifications of a society that promotes

aggression and anger. Her book was not supposed to be about sports; however,

the stories of athletic aggression fill many of the pages, linking sport violence

and its spillover effects on our communities. The obvious need for society to

curb aggressive actions in youth often centered on the cultural learning they

received from youth sports experiences. In place of sportsmanship and

aggression control, the main focus of athletics for youth has primarily been

one of winning at all costs and developing talent in hopes of future rewards

for the young athlete.