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It's Not about the Bra Play Hard, Play Fair, and Put the Fun Back into Competitive Sports

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ISBN-10: 006076600X

ISBN-13: 9780060766009

Edition: N/A

Authors: Brandi Chastain

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Youth sports aren't just about fun and games anymore. What should be a pleasurable experience is often marred by poor sportsmanship, trash talking, win-at-all-cost attitudes, and, in the worst cases, violence. But World Cup soccer champion and Olympic gold medalist Brandi Chastain has a solution. In It's Not About the Bra, Chastain draws on lessons learned in her phenomenal career and in her experience as a parent to illuminate "the beautiful game" and provide creative answers to the challenges that face young athletes and their parents. Chastain emphasizes the importance of developing leadership skills, finding (and becoming) role models, and giving back to one's team and community. She…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Brandi Chastain has been part of the U.S. National Team since 1987 and with that team won two World Cups, an Olympic gold, and an Olympic silver medal. She was one of the founding players of the WUSA, the country's first women's professional soccer league, and, as team captain, led the San Jose CyberRays to a first-ever championship in that league. At Santa Clara University, Chastain won the 1990 Hermann Award, the most prestigious honor in collegiate soccer. She resides in San Jose, California, with her husband, Jerry Smith, coach of the nationally ranked Santa Clara University women's soccer team, and her soccer-playing stepson, Cameron.

Preface: They Call Me Hollywood
Introduction: Playing for Keeps
On the Ball and Off the Field
One Good Service Deserves Another
Tackling Sportsmanship
Play Hard, Play Fair
Champions Are Made, Not Born
For the Love of the Game
There's No "I" in T-E-A-M
Perspiration plus Inspiration...
Leadership Material
Making the Cut
Train Hard, Win Easy
The 110-Percent Solution
Building the Perfect Coach
You Kick Like a Girl! (If You're Lucky)
Put On Your Game Face
Epilogue: The Me I Want to Be
Giving Back