From the Back Cover
A step-by-step guide to teaching your children that it's not whether you win or lose but how you play the game
With more than 50 million American children participating in sports every year, millions of parents are left wondering how to prevent their kids from becoming casualties in a sports culture that's often downright hostile. In a time when hockey dads come to fatal blows in the stands, when children watch sports heroes choke their coaches on national television, and when winning seems to be the one and only goal, we desperately need a new vision of sportsmanship. Raising a Good Sport in an In-Your-Face World steps up to the plate to meet this challenge.
In this timely and important book, George Selleck, Ph.D., one of the nation's most distinguished sports psychologists and a former basketball All-American, gives concerned moms and dads the tools they need to recapture sport from the "warrior" mentalities of brow-beating coaches, taunting athletes, and out-of-control parents. With a proven seven-step plan, powerful Model-Teach-Encourage tools, and numerous real-life lessons, Dr. Selleck will show you ways to teach your kids the principles of good sportsmanship that go far beyond "shake hands and play fair."
With this invaluable book as your guide, you can move your children beyond the "winning is everything" philosophy of today's athletics and teach them to experience sport as it is meant to be experienced--as part of the journey toward becoming a good person.
About the Author
George Selleck, Ph.D., has more than 40 years of experience as a counselor, educator, author, coach, referee, and athlete. He is the founder of Sports for Life, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing youth development through positive participation in sports. He is also cofounder and codirector of Parents for Good Sports.
"George is one of those rare individuals who is as good a person as he was an athlete, so it is no wonder that he has taken up sportsmanship as his cause."