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Games Girls Play: Understanding and Guiding Young Female Athletes Paperback – October 5, 2001
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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.
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Dr. Silby's book has been less a revelation but a reinforcement of what I had learned these last few years. This is not to say that I learned nothing from the book, on the contrary, I feel like I have gained important nuanceson communicating with young women and allowing them to tell me how I can help them get better and stronger both physically and mentally. An invaluable book indeed.
The only slight problem is that the book is geared toward the coaches of both individual sports and team sports, so not all the lessons are applicable completely.
I would recommend this book for anyone who coach, or are looking to coach. The lessons embodied in the book will make the road to success in coaching much smoother.
Its drawback is that it does not provide a detailed blueprint of how to help your child. It has good concepts and a few charts and exercises, which were very useful, but I would have preferred a more specific set of steps. Overall, however, it covered a very extensive subject in enough detail to help a parent understand and overcome some of the pressures that children encounter in sports today.
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This book is a great resource. The author clearly demonstrates the necessity for promoting sports programs in public schools for girls.Published 18 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