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Raising an Athlete
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Raising an Athlete

How to Instill Confidence, Build Skills and Inspire a Love of Sport


200 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (CA $16.95) (US $14.95)

Publication Date: September 2009

ISBN 9780979356223

Rights: WOR

Second Base Publishing (Sep 2009)


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Tips on how to bring up well-adjusted players

Through real-life examples and time-tested advice, this guide provides parents and coaches insights into how to deal with the challenges and pitfalls that arise as children progress in sports. From handling the inevitable tears and frustrations and honing the appropriate message for varying age ranges and skill levels to recognizing the real performance enhancers and how to keep burnout at bay, this handbook emphasizes integrity, hard work, and practice as well as the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership in players. Advice on using humor to relieve stress, overcoming adversity, and how to handle troublesome coaches is also included.

Author Biography

Jack Perconte was a professional baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Cleveland Indians, the Seattle Mariners, and the Chicago White Sox. He has taught baseball and softball for more than 20 years, most recently at his sports academy in Naperville, Illinois. He is a contributor to Baseball the Magazine and the author of The Making of a Hitter. He lives in Lisle, Illinois.