Author Talks about Benefits of Team Sports

For someone who never played organized sports in his life, Mo Rocca wanted to know what he was missing out on. For those answers, the CBS Sunday Morning correspondent turned to Dr. Amy Baltzell.

Baltzell, author of the upcoming book Living in the Sweet Spot: Preparing for Performance in Sport and Life, is a professor at Boston University who specializes in positive psychology.  As an athlete, she was a member of the U.S. Olympic rowing team, so she speaks from experience.

In the segment, Rocca’s goal is to be able to play a game of pick-up basketball. First, he seeks input from Baltzell about the benefits of participating in a team sport. Then he solicits instruction on how to play the game of basketball from the Iona men’s basketball team. The segment, which is rather humorous in a self-deprecating sort of way, ends with Rocca’s first attempt at playing pick-up hoops on the playgrounds of New York’s Chinatown.

Below is video of the segment.


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