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Drawing examples from case studies, the approach is highly practical and each chapter has bulleted strategies, checklists, summaries, and quick pointed questions (What if the coach plays favorites? Should I watch practice? How can I help her balance school and sports?) Yet the most probing questions are directed to parents, asking, for example: Can you accept that your daughter will disappoint you? Can you settle for personal improvement rather than winning? Other insightful chapters focus on a variety of subjects including coaching the coach, bad sport parents, and coping with crunch times, as well as the darker side of female sports---eating disorders, harassment, and steroid use. Each chapter offers rich resources for guiding a young woman to strengthen her body and mind and to transfer the lessons of sports to the rest of her life. --Barbara Mackoff --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book is a great resource. The author clearly demonstrates the necessity for promoting sports programs in public schools for girls.Published 15 months ago by Roadrunner Diva
This is a fantastic book for coaches & parents of female athletes who participate in individual sports! It is particularly helpful when dealing with teen girls! Read morePublished on May 23, 2011 by ausk8r
If you are a parent of a daughter beginning her journey in soccer (or, any other sport) - this book is a must! AND, don't be afraid to buy one for your daughter's coach. Read morePublished on November 15, 2010 by Kelli G
This book is the best I've ever read on the subject of young female athletes; Silby and Smith have a complete understanding of the challenges faced by girls who are involved in... Read morePublished on April 19, 2003 by Drey Samuelson