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Negative Consequences From Changes In Youth Sports Economics

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Dr. Joseph Donahue is an orthopedic surgeon at SOAR Clinic in Redwood City and has served as team physician for the San Francisco 49ers and Stanford University as well as an orthopedic consultant for the San Francisco Giants. He is the team physician for Santa Clara University.

In this video, Dr. Donahue says that economic pressures inherent in pay-to-play sports can cause many different problems. For one, there is less sense of loyalty and attachment, because, after all, it can be difficult and carry great ramifications for an athlete to change schools, but much less so to change clubs. Likewise, clubs can easily replace players who stop contributing to the club's economic growth.