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Surviving Little League: For Players, Parents, and Coaches
     

Surviving Little League: For Players, Parents, and Coaches

by Les Edgerton, Mike Edgerton
 

In Surviving Little League- the father and son team of Les and Mike Edgerton offer a lighthearted but legitimate guide to maneuvering through the challenges and the characters of Little League baseball. Based on their own coaching and playing experiences, these insiders' views will enlighten, entertain, and energize anyone involved with this great American youth

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In Surviving Little League- the father and son team of Les and Mike Edgerton offer a lighthearted but legitimate guide to maneuvering through the challenges and the characters of Little League baseball. Based on their own coaching and playing experiences, these insiders' views will enlighten, entertain, and energize anyone involved with this great American youth sporting tradition.

Editorial Reviews

Georgia Family Magazine
Learn how to help your Little Leaguer manage experiences with their fellow players, coaches, and parents. With chapters like "Possessed Coach," the "Coach's Son," and the "Parent Critic," you're bound to have your Little League concerns addressed.
Chicago Parent
From one 13-year-old to another this is the quinbook meant to quell the anxiety organized youth baseball can at times rustle up.
— Brad Spencer
San Antonio Express News
The book takes a light-hearted approach to the over-the-top coaches, players and parents that surround the youth sports scene. The book pokes fun at the stereotypes and offers advice on how to summon a sense of humor and deal with them.
The Seattle Times
It's time to give children's sports back to children.
— Samantha Critchell
Chicago Parent - Brad Spencer
From one 13-year-old to another this is the quinbook meant to quell the anxiety organized youth baseball can at times rustle up.
Family Magazine
Humorously outlines some of the trials and tribulations that every kid will face during their baseball playing years as well as provide strategies for overcoming the sometimes unfair decisions that come from the people in charge.
Asbury Park Press - Patti Martin
Must-read for parents and coaches who seem to forget what Little League is really all about—learning to play and loving the game.
The Seattle Times - Samantha Critchell
It's time to give children's sports back to children.
Library Journal
This book, written by a father-and-son combination, offers both an adult's and a child's perspective on the positives and negatives that kids face during their early baseball playing years. Edgerton (Finding Your Voice) is a full-time writer, while son Mike is a 13-year-old youth baseball player. Together, they describe several types of coaches (e.g., "expert," "manager-dad," and "rule book coach"), teammates (e.g., "coach's son," "alibi-artist," and "kiss-up"), and parents (e.g., "critic" and "commentator") that may be found in the youth baseball world. Their folksy style of writing (e.g., "the next type of coach up to bat is this dude"; "beddy-bye nightmares") and often cynical approach to youth baseball ultimately detracts from the quality of this book. Instead of putting the reader at ease, too often the smart-alecky, juvenile tone comes across as, well, juvenile and unhelpful. Clueless parents who have children entering organized youth sports for the first time may find this book of interest, but they will be the only ones.-Tim Delaney, SUNY at Oswego Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589790674
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.47(d)

Meet the Author

Led Egerton is a full-time writer and teacher of creative writing. He lives with his wife Mary and 13-year-old co-author/son Mike is Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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