The Cheers and the Tears: A Healthy Alternative to the Dark Side of Youth Sports Today / Edition 1

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Overview

Put Fun and Development into Your Child's Youth Sports Experience
  • My son came home in tears and says he wants to quit the team-why?
  • The team I coach doesn't seem to enjoy the game. How can I make practices and games fun?
  • When my daughter gets injured, is she playing too hard or getting pushed too hard?
  • I suspect my son may be taking steroids-what should I do?
  • Are competitive sports bad for my child? Is being the parent of a competitive youth sport participant bad for me?

The Cheers and the Tears offers parents and coaches sensible advice and healthy alternative approaches to the competitive and stressful world of youth sports.

"Full of practical and helpful ideas for parents who want their child's youth sports experience to be a success. . . . Refreshing, honest, and down to earth."—Joan Ryan, author, Little Girls in Pretty Boxes; columnist, San Francisco Chronicle

"Shane Murphy understands parents and helps them help their children. His guidance is immensely practical. This book is essential reading for anyone who works with children in sports."—Christy Ness, Olympic figure skating coach, coached Kristi Yamaguchi to the 1992 Olympic Gold Medal in Women's Figure Skating

"The Cheer and the Tears is terrific! Shane Murphy provides excellent solutions to tough issues. If your child is involved in organized sports at any level, read this book!—Sean McCann, sport psychologist, United States Olympic Committee

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"Full of practical and helpful ideas for parents who want their child's youth sports experience to be a success. . . . Refreshing, honest, and down to earth." --Joan Ryan, author, Little Girls in Pretty Boxes

"Shane Murphy understands parents and helps them help their children. His guidance is immensely practical. This book is essential reading for anyone who works with children in sports." --Christy Ness, Olympic figure skating coach, coached Kristi Yamaguchi to the 1992 Olympic Gold Medal in Women's Figure Skating

"The Cheer and the Tears is terrific! Shane Murphy provides excellent solutions to tough issues. If your child is involved in organized sports at any level, read this book! --Sean McCann, sport psychologist, United States Olympic Committee

"Shane Murphy has done a great job of identifying and summarizing the key issues of this important component of millions of kids' lives. Not only that, but he does it in an enjoyable and readable fashion. You can tell he writes as both a sports expert and a Dad." --Tom Crawford, director of coaching, United States Olympic Committee

"This is a book for people who care about children and sports. Murphy uses nearly two decades of experience as a sport psychologist to provide a caring, critical, and constructive look at the problems and prospects of youth sports. His insights are timely, insightful, and immediately useful for parents and coaches in interested in a sound foundation for participating positively in the lives of children." --Jay Coakley, sociologist and author of Sport in Society: Issues and Controversies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787940379
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/19/1999
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

SHANE MURPHY, is a sport psychologist and the president of the Division of Exercise and Sport Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He is the former head of the sport psychology program for the United States Olympic Committee and the author of Sport Psychology Interventions and The Achievement Zone.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

The Crisis in Youth Sports.

How Did We End Up in This Predicament?

What Do Parents Want?

What Do Kids Want?

Escaping the Parent Trap: Pushing Your Own Dreams or Encouraging the Young Athlete?

The Family's Journey: Nurturing Safe and Healthy Young Athletes.

How Do Children Become Competitive.

How Competition Affects Children.

Positive Approaches to Youth Sports.

Notes.

For Further Reading.

For More Information.

About the Author.

Index.

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