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When coaches demoralize (instead of mentor) their young players

By Linda Flanagan,  the Atlantic Playing basketball had been a singular source of joy for her. She had taken it up in first grade, honed her talent in year-round competitive leagues, and earned a spot on the varsity team as a high-school freshman. Now a sophomore at a private California high school, the girl—whom I’ll call […]