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HBO's "State Of Play" Documentary Series Sheds Light On Youth Sports Issues
Published December 4, 2013
INSIDE THE EPISODE: “Trophy Kids" opens with 37 harrowing minutes of footage, a series of cinema verite scenes focused on four parents who hope to turn their children into superstars or, at the very least, college scholarship athletes. Late in the program, one of the fathers says, “I don’t want to be that story: that dad who pushed to hard. I don’t want to be that story.” It’s too late. By agreeing to be in the documentary and behaving as badly as he does in front of the cameras, he has become that story (Christopher Botta, Staff Writer).