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Espresso for Your Spirit: Hope and Humor for Pooped Out ParentsPam VredeveltMultnomah Books / 1999 / Hardcover$11.69 Retail:
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In the complex world of today's youth athletic programs, parents face many challenging questions. What is a successful athletic experience? How can you help kids deal with pressure from coaches, players, and other parents? How do you encourage healthy competitiveness and discourage poor sportsmanship? Can you help your child develop a strong work ethic without becoming discouraged at the slow progress? How do you support a child who sits on the bench all year long? What's the best way to encourage your strong-willed all-star to support his teammates? How do you teach a child to accept criticism positively? Most important, how do you help your child absorb real core values from sports? How can you use sports as a vehicle to talk to kids about life's challenges?
In Raising a Team Player, Harry Sheehy answers these questions and more. Offering lessons and wisdom learned from more than 17 years of working with elementary school children, high schoolers, and college players, Sheehy encourages parents to get involved in their kids' athletic experiences. He offers advice on how to praise, encourage, inspire, build, temper, support, and teach, working with children on everything from setting goals to teaching sportsmanship and humility to building character and a sense of self-worth. With direct, compelling words, Sheehy inspires in parents and coaches an attitude of self-realization, humor, confidence, and enthusiasm for both the successes and mistakes of young athletes.
Sheehy is, at heart, that rare thing: a good teacher. His noble integrity, cogent observations, and experienced advice shine here. Sheehys heartfelt, instructional work is highly recommended... Library Journal
Raising a Team Player is insightful, challenging, and much needed. . . . Harry Sheehy and I agree that whether youre a professional athlete or a 7-year-old, it all boils down to these five simple words: Do the best you can!
from the foreword by Joe Torre
I applaud Harrys enthusiastic commitment to making integrity, character, sportsmanship, and dedication the most important lessons kids learn through sports. Harry instills this hardworking, fair-play attitude in all his players, and with this timely book, he inspires it in parents and coaches everywhere.
Harry Sheehy writes with true conviction and makes real sense. If youre a coach or a parent whose child plays sports, then his book is essential reading.
FOX baseball analyst Tim McCarver
Every kid should play for a coach like Harry Sheehy. He has provided parents with a primer on navigating the choppy seas of youth sports. Candidly relating his experiences as a young athlete and, later, as a highly successful coach, Sheehy cuts through the outsized emphasis that troubles kids games at the turn of the century and reminds us that sports can help children grow by teaching teamwork, sportsmanship, and humility. After my sons next game, Ill ask him Sheehys three most important questions: Did you have fun?
What do you remember about the game? Now what are you going to work on?
Tim Layden, columnist, Sports Illustrated
GATBBolingbrook, ILAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A MUST FOR PARENTS OF ATHLETESJune 21, 2013GATBBolingbrook, ILAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book was highly recommended by several people and I am looking forward to reading it. I bought this one for a friend!
Mike from MA5 Stars Out Of 5May 12, 2002Mike from MAWow! I replayed my whole youth experience through this book. It brought back lots of memories...both good and bad! I found the book to be both inspirational and useful. The author has a good grasp on the difficulty of the youth sports scene and provides lots of practical ideas on how to deal with certain situations. Most importantly he has given me a framework to have conversations about the value of sport with my son.
Mike Deep5 Stars Out Of 5May 9, 2002Mike DeepThis book is really helpful...practical and sensible. There is a good dose of inspiration and information. Any coach or parent will benefit from this. It is an easy and relatively quick read. You will want to give this book as a gift!!
Joe5 Stars Out Of 5May 3, 2002JoeI found this book to be insightful and inspiring. I know I will watch (and coach) my son's games with a different perspective than before. This is a nice read with lots of good ideas. I would recommend this to parents and coaches.
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