DON’T MISS HBO’s STATE OF PLAY: TROPHY KIDS premiering WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on HBO.
You have seen the screaming and temper tantrums at youth sporting events – including Track & Field – and that’s just from the parents of the athletes!
It’s bad enough for coaches like Bobby Knight or Rutger’s Mike Rice insult (and abuse?) college athletes, but how about when the parents push their own kids too far?
Have you seen this in your household?
STATE OF PLAY: TROPHY KIDS
Peter Berg teamed up with HBO to produce an innovative new sports documentary series titled, STATE OF PLAY.
The first documentary of the series, STATE OF PLAY: TROPHY KIDS features a compelling and engaging examination of the obsession a growing number of parents have in the scholastic athletic competition of their children. STATE OF PLAY: TROPHY KIDS debuts WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), and was produced by Jake Wood, Chris Bell (Bigger, Faster, Stronger), Leland Anderson and Anthony Melillo.
Presented by Film 44 in collaboration with Herzog & Company (HCO) and HBO Sports, STATE OF PLAY will take on complex and multi-layered themes in sports, exploring their relationship to larger society.
Each new edition will spotlight a topic or person whose impact on the sports world is undeniable, opening with a brief overview followed by a 40-minute cinéma vérité documentary and concluding with an in-depth, 20-minute roundtable discussion of the issue with the filmmakers, subjects and guest experts. Emmy nominee Berg (“Friday Night Lights”) will serve as moderator of the panel discussion.