Beyond winning : smart parenting in a toxic sports environment

by Payne, Kim John.

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Parenting Center PC 796.083 PAYNE
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Parenting Center
Call Number  PC 796.083 PAYNE
Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction PARENTING 796.083 P
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  PARENTING 796.083 P
These days it seems everyone has a youth sports horror story--whether it's about a tyrant coach obsessed with his team record that only plays the best kids on the team, or a parent who publicly berates his kid for not making a goal. But should it really only be all about winning? What about having fun, learning a sport, and developing athletic skills? Beyond Winning with Whole Child Sports offers an alternative approach to teaching sports to kids. It deemphasizes short-term goals like winning and youth championships and discourages the introduction of adult-oriented, league-structured competition. Instead it emphasizes training techniques and coaching strategies aimed at improving core strength, balance, and creativity in aspiring athletes, using an age-appropriate four-stage timeline, based on a child's physical, psychological, and neurological development. Beyond Winning with Whole Child Sports provides frustrated parents with help in the form of advice and concrete solutions to common questions, and step-by-step instructions for helping young children develop athletic ability in an environment that's less structured while encouraging athletic and personal growth. It also reveals how to avoid bullying, trash talk, and elitism.
Additional Information
Subjects Sports for children -- Psychological aspects.
Parent and child.
Publisher Guilford, Connecticut :2013
Contributors Lancaster, Scott.
Language English
Description 224 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780762786657 (pbk.)
0762786655 (pbk.)
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