Sports Success Rx! Your Child's Prescription for the Best Experience: How to Maximize Potential and Minimize Pressure / Edition 1 by Paul R. Stricker | 9781581104806 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Sports Succes RX!: Your Child's Prescription for the Best Experience

Sports Succes RX!: Your Child's Prescription for the Best Experience

by Paul R. Stricker
     
 

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Too often, excessive pressure to compete pushes kids into your office with overuse injuries, overwhelming stress, and burn out.

Written by a pediatrician who is also board-certified in sports medicine, this book shows caretakers:

How young bodies develop for sports
Age-appropriate skills
Proper conditioning and how it works on a cellular

Overview

Too often, excessive pressure to compete pushes kids into your office with overuse injuries, overwhelming stress, and burn out.

Written by a pediatrician who is also board-certified in sports medicine, this book shows caretakers:

How young bodies develop for sports
Age-appropriate skills
Proper conditioning and how it works on a cellular level
Why some kids compete to win attention
Safer ways to help kids perform better
Positive and negative impact on young psyches
Strategies to overcome obesity and inactivity
It’s a great way to help parents redefine success and provide a better, safer sports experience!

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
"Superman," writes Stricker, a pediatric and adolescent sports medicine specialist, "didn't just step into his cape he grew into it." Like the Man of Steel, children gradually mature into superstars when they don soccer cleats, swim trunks, or football padding. Besides being fun, sports boost self-esteem, aid social and leadership skills, and provide an entr e to concepts of teamwork and discipline. Readers are reminded that mental, motor, and visual development as well as chemical maturation affect a child's ability to master a sport; unrealistic expectations and excessive training are vilified, and patience, kindness, and supportiveness are cheerily preached to parents, coaches, and teachers alike. The coverage is not sport-specific but ranges over athleticism, obesity, strength training, and nutrition generally; most content applies to the ten-and-under crowd and recommends "perfecting technique, consistent training, and maintaining good nutrition." Excellent content summary at chapter endings enhances this primer; like Joel Fish and Susan Magee's 101 Ways To Be a Terrific Sports Parent: Making Athletics a Positive Experience for Your Child, this is a good choice for public libraries. Douglas C. Lord, Connecticut State Lib., Hartford Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581104806
Publisher:
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
218
File size:
787 KB

Meet the Author

Paul R. Stricker: Dr Stricker, MD, FAAP, is a pediatric and adolescent sports medicine specialist and one of a small number of pediatricians board-certified in sports medicine. In 2000, he was selected by the US Olympic Committee as the first pediatrician on the medical staff for a Summer Olympics delegation. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness and is a past president of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.

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