I wanted to share a post from www.sandiegosportspsychology.com that includes an interview I did last May on The Scott and BR Show on XX 1090 sports talk radio in San Diego. The topic of discussion was whether or not parents holding back their kids in school was the right thing to do for their development as athletes. We discussed the implications of the practice of starting kids a year later in Kindergarten or even transferring middle schools and repeating 8th Grade with the purpose being to enter high school a year older than the rest of that student’s peers. This topic was of interest at the time because San Diego basketball star, Jeremy Tyler’s decision to leave school and sign a professional contract in Europe while waiting to be eligible for the NBA draft. That topic is again in the news since Tyler chose to leave his team in Israel and return to the United States.
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