Raising young athletes : parenting your children to victory in sports and life

by Taylor, Jim, 1958-

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction GV709.2.T39 2018
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Call Number  GV709.2.T39 2018
Sewickley Public Library Nonfiction 796 TAY 2018
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
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Whitehall Public Library Nonfiction Collection NF 796.083 T215
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Sports are an amazing environment in which to raise children. The benefits they gain from athletic participation are many, including physical, personal, and social. Yet, there is also a dark side to today's youth sports culture, as an emphasis on winning has made what was once fun become a burden for many young athletes. As a result, parents can't always be certain their children's athletic involvement will be safe and enjoyable. In Raising Young Athletes: Parenting Your Children to Victory in Sports and Life, Dr. Jim Taylor--an internationally-recognized authority on sport psychology, child development, and parenting--offers a guiding hand to help parents ensure their children's sports participation encourages positive attitudes and promotes healthy developments as they move toward adulthood. The role of parents in shaping their children's sports experience has never been more important, and Dr. Taylor shows parents how to send the right messages to their young athletes with clear and practical advice. Whether playing sports just for fun or with aspirations to play professionally, Raising Young Athletes helps parents steer their children toward a healthy, positive experience. As such, their participation will become an impactful part of their lives that will prepare them to be victorious both in sports and in life.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Taylor, a renowned sports psychologist and successful athlete in his own right, offers this useful, modern guide for parents navigating the changing world of youth sports. He aims for a deep and broad perspective on how to ensure that your children's sports participation fosters nurturing experiences, encourages positive attitudes, and promotes their most healthy development, as both athletes and people, as they move toward adulthood. Each chapter illustrates the path to athletic success through the development of values, a sense of self, and ownership and concludes with Taylor's essential do's and don'ts for sports parents. In today's culture of specialization, traveling teams, and messages from the media that promise fame, money, and professional careers, Taylor believes that parents need more help than ever to make sure their children's athletic experiences are balanced, healthy, and, most of all, fun. This is an informative resource for any parent and a must-read for those with children already participating in the rewarding and challenging world of sports. --Melissa Norstedt Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Sports for children -- Psychological aspects.
Parent and child.
Coaching (Athletics)
Publisher Lanham, Maryland :2018
Language English
Description xv, 165 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-164).
ISBN 9781538108116
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