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Really Winning: Using Sports to Develop Character and Integrity in Our Boys Hardcover – September 1, 2002

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Editorial Reviews


"Really Winning is a real winner...a very useful guide...a tool to use with boys of all ages." -- Fred Engh, Founder and President of the National Alliance For Youth Sports and author of Why Johnny Hates Sports

"Really Winning is an intelligent and accessible book that parents and coaches will want to refer to again and again." -- Michael Gurian, author of The Wonder of Boys and A Fine Young Man

About the Author

Dr. Jim Mastrich is a highly regarded psychologist in the field of personality development and performance psychology. His books, The ACOA's Guide to Raising Healthy Children (Macmillan 1988), Strong Enough for Two (Macmillan 1990) and Images of America: Lambertville and New Hope (Arcadia 1999), all received considerable recognition upon publication. Dr. Mastrich is in private practice in Kingston, New Jersey where he specializes in optimal performance psychology for athletes and non-athetes. He has taught psychopathology and group dynamics for doctoral students as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University for over ten years. Dr. Mastrich is also a board member of several educational and sportsmanship foundations and is a coach with several youth sports programs. He lives with his wife and two young boys in Lambertville, New Jersey.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 1st edition (September 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312282893
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312282899
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.9 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,921,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 2, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Really Winning is a great book. It not only tells us how important it is to keep a sane perspective on children's sports, it gives us the insight, understanding and tools to do it. The book contains examples and cases that not only inform but make the book extremely interesting to read. As a mother of two boys who are beginning to play sports I found the book helped me to understand what it is I want and need from the coaches and sports groups that my sons will encounter. I now know how I can advocate for my children without feeling as though I simply want my child to be the star. Whether my children will ever be star athletes it is too soon to tell. But it is not too soon to help them develop into decent, honorable men. Really Winning will help parents, coaches and teachers maintain this perspective. Everyone involved with boys should read this. I am buying a copy for my sons' soccer coach.
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