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Your kids & sports : everything you need to know from grade school to college
Koehler, Mike, 1938-2015.
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Publication Information:
Notre Dame, Ind. : Sorin Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
221 pages ; 21 cm
What do parents want for their kids? -- The parent's role -- Conditioning and the young athlete -- Injury and the young athlete -- The young athlete and burnout -- The real world of athletic scholarships -- Drugs and drinking -- Success stories and words of wisdom.
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GV709.2 .K64 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Drawing on his experience as a coach and parent, Koehler illuminates the ins and outs of youth sports. He discusses finding good programs, avoiding burnout, teaching the value of losing, and the inside scoop on athletic scholarships.

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Booklist Review

The dollar-sign dreams of some parents notwithstanding, youth sports are often an unpleasant, unrewarding experience for many kids.oehler, a professional counselor and high-school football coach, offers sound advice to parents who want their kids to maximize their athletic experience. First,oehler notes that sports are not0 an acceptable means for a parent to relive his or her past triumphs or to ensure a comfortable retirement whenunior signs with the pros. Sports are about teamwork, discipline, conditioning, and effort.oehler perceptively explores the role parents can play in the selection of a sport for their child, discusses reasonable parental expectations for coaches, addresses how to help a child avoid burnout, reflects on the lessons to be learned from losing, and offers tips on prioritizing academics and athletics. He also cautions parents to remember the realities of athletic scholarships. This is sound advice presented by a credentialed professional with practical experience. If parents take it to heart, kids will benefit. --Wes Lukowsky Copyright 2004 Booklist

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
1. What Do Parents Want for Their Kids?p. 11
2. The Parent's Rolep. 29
3. Conditioning and the Young Athletep. 59
4. Injury and the Young Athletep. 91
5. The Young Athlete and Burnoutp. 119
6. The Real World of Athletic Scholarshipsp. 143
7. Drugs and Drinkingp. 173
8. Success Stories and Words of Wisdomp. 199