I think this book is an absolute must-read for any family with young athletes. It offers great ideas for how to motivate and encourage and help your child succeed. I appreciated the author's insights- the book is written by Bruce Beaton, a Canadian Football League All-Star and two-time Grey Cup winner. He's got years of sports experience and in this book shares what he learned in his own life. It gave me a lot to think about and consider for the future. I will definitely be putting this book on my shelf to read again when Ethan starts playing organized sports (probably in just a few months!) and I know it's going to be a valuable tool for me.
You can teach your child to succeed in every venture they ever attempt, and ensure they maximize their athletic potential, and create and maintain a long term loving relationship with your child, and have an absolute blast during your sport parenting years!Break free from the belief that youth sport is about either “winning” or “fairness”.The truth is, the youth sport experience is really about teaching “mastery”, it’s about individual and collective goal setting, it’s about developing interpersonal skills (which are the #1 predictor of leadership effectiveness), it’s about learning from mentors, it’s about controlling what you can and letting the rest go, and it’s about action….and not action once in a while…it’s about action every day!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.