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Fair Play: Making Organized Sports a Great Experience for Your Kids
     

Fair Play: Making Organized Sports a Great Experience for Your Kids

by Scott B. Lancaster, Bill Walsh (Foreword by)
 

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From hypercompetitiveness to pressure to fear of violence to sheer boredom, our kids have good reasons to quit youth sports -- and today they're quitting in record numbers. Fortunately, there is a proven solution to this growing problem. It's called Fair Play.

For more than seven years, the Fair Play model has been integral to the NFL's Youth Development program,

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From hypercompetitiveness to pressure to fear of violence to sheer boredom, our kids have good reasons to quit youth sports -- and today they're quitting in record numbers. Fortunately, there is a proven solution to this growing problem. It's called Fair Play.

For more than seven years, the Fair Play model has been integral to the NFL's Youth Development program, used in dozens of communities. And it has dramatically changed the way youth sports are taught and played across the country. Fair Play gives parents and coaches a blueprint for youth sports where everybody plays and nobody quits. Its revolutionary principles * eliminate the scoreboard * get coaches off the sidelines * play boys and girls together * revoke the draft * and incorporate other changes to make sports a healthier, more positive experience that builds young athletes up instead of beating them down. It's an important philosophy, an effective set of techniques, and a new (or sometimes, old) way of playing the game, based on a single guiding principle: It's for the kids.

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If organized sports are so great, why do 75 percent of kids quit team sports by the age of 12? The answer is obvious: It's not fun. To correct that situation, the National Football League created Fair Play, a $50 million program designed to make youth football a positive, shared experience. Its principles are simple: 1. Make It Fun. 2. Limit Standing Around. 3. Everyone Plays. 4. Teach Every Position to Every Participant. 5. Emphasize the Fundamentals. 6. Incorporate a Progression of Skill Development for Every Participant. 7. Yell Encouragement, Whisper Constructive Criticism. This book, written by the program's senior director, offers step-by-step suggestions for implementing these principles in any organized sport.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735203600
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/27/2002
Edition description:
PRENTICE H
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.65(d)

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