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Home Team Advantage The Critical Role of Mothers in Youth Sports

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ISBN-10: 0060881631

ISBN-13: 9780060881634

Edition: 2006

Authors: Brooke de Lench

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Over the past decade, the stakes in youth sports have reached startling heights; the pressure to win often eclipses the desire to have fun. Sports injuries have increased tenfold; aggression on and off the field-between kids, parents, and coaches-is at a fever pitch; and drug and alcohol use among young athletes is on the rise. While there are plenty of books that help the best-intentioned parent, most of them are written by men, for men. They do not address concerns specific to mothers, nor empower them to confidently step onto the out-of-control playground to assume whatever role they choose-spectator, advocate, administrator, coach, fund-raiser, or team mom. Home Team Advantage is an…    
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/5/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.38" wide x 9.12" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.232

Brooke de Lench is the founder and editor-in-chief of, an online publication for mothers parenting children active in youth sports. She also established Teams of Angels, a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to reducing catastrophic injury in youth sports. She is the mother of three sons and lives in the Boston area.

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Letting Boys Be Boys: A Mother's Role in Raising an Athletic Son
Ready, Set, Go!: How to Get Organized and Stay That Way
High-Wire Act: Balancing Sports with Family
Preventing Child Abuse in Youth Sports: What Mothers Can Do
Player Down!: Protecting Kids from Serious Injury or Death
Sports Mothers, Coaches, and Other Parents
Put Me In, Coach!: The Signs of a Good Youth Sports Coach
Communication Breakdown: How to Communicate Effectively with Your Child's Coach
Can't We All Just Get Along?: Dealing with Out-of-Control Parents
What Mothers Can Do to Reform Youth Sports
From the Stands to the Sidelines: Why Mothers Make Great Coaches and Administrators
The Controversy over Cutting
Why All Politics Are Local: What Mothers Can Do to Improve Youth Sports Programs in Their Communities
Expansion Teams: How to Start a New Youth Sports Program
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