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Cheers and the Tears A Healthy Alternative to the Dark Side of Youth Sports Today

ISBN-10: 0787940372
ISBN-13: 9780787940379
Edition: 1999
Authors: Shane M. Murphy
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/19/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

The Cheers and the Tears offers parents and coaches sensible advice and healthy alternative approaches to the competitive and stressful world of youth sports. "Full of practical and helpful ideas for parents who want their child's youth sports experience to be a success. . . . Refreshing, honest, and down to earth." --Joan Ryan, author, Little Girls in Pretty Boxes; columnist, San Francisco Chronicle "Shane Murphy understands parents and helps them help their children. His guidance is immensely practical. This book is essential reading for anyone who works with children in sports." --Christy Ness, Olympic figure skating coach, coached Kristi Yamaguchi to the 1992 Olympic Gold Medal in Women's Figure Skating "The Cheer and the Tears is terrific! Shane Murphy provides excellent solutions to tough issues. If your child is involved in organized sports at any level, read this book!" --Sean McCann, sport psychologist, United States Olympic Committee

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Crisis in Youth Sports
How Did We End Up in This Predicament? The Development of Youth Sports in America
What Do Parents Want?
What Do Kids Want?
Escaping the Parent Trap: Pushing Your Own Dreams or Encouraging the Young Athlete?
The Family's Journey: Nurturing Safe and Healthy Young Athletes
How Children Become Competitive
How Competition Affects Children
Positive Approaches to Youth Sports
Notes
For Further Reading
For More Information
About the Author
Index

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