"This book will help you make your youngster enjoy sports more while becoming a better athlete and make you a more understanding parent."
--John Wooden, Basketball Hall of Fame coach and player
equips parents with valuable tools to understand experiences, face challenges, and increase enjoyment for all."
--Cathy Ferguson, Ed.D., Olympian and marketing director, American Youth Soccer Organization
"A must-read for any parent whose children are ready to participate in athletics . . . [and learn] the lessons about life--team play, responsibility, inner strength, commitment, and sportsmanship."
--Kathy Smith, international fitness authority
"A great supplement for parents who are new to sports or for the veteran parent who has been through the rigors of children in sports."
--Dave Smith, editor, Dick Butkus Football Network, Pop Warner Football
"An excellent primer for parents who want to give their children the best experience in sports."
--F. Patrick Escobar, vice president, Amateur Athletic Foundation
"Shari Kuchenbecker's parenting and psychology background is top notch. Parents in athletics need guidance. Raising Winners
will offer that guidance."
--John Kessel, USA volleyball director
From the Inside Flap
Whether your child is a casual joiner or a serious athlete, the playing field is a terrific place to learn confidence, sportsmanship, and other skills he or she will need to succeed in life. This comprehensive guide from sports psychologist Dr. Shari Kuchenbecker distills decades of sports research and the author's own experiences as a "soccer mom, volleyball mom, Little League mom, and basketball mom" to create an indispensable guide to children's development through sports. Topics include how to:Choose the right sport for kids--and when they should startSupport a good coach and deal with a bad oneKeep kids motivatedHelp kids eat rightScreen an injuryEncourage girls in sportsDeal with quitting, stalling, and burnoutGet athletic scholarships and more