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Mom, Can I Play Football? This book describes the experiences of a volunteer youth coach who has managed to make competitive sports fun, exciting and enjoyable for children for 35 years. The author relates, in word and amusing illustration, humorous anecdotes from his past, then translates these experiences into specific instructions for coaches and parents. While focusing on football, the author provides advice, appropriate for any sport, for coaches, parents and administrators. Team poems and dozens of amusing illustrations complement the anecdotes to reinforce the message that sports for children can and should be fun, and it is the coach's responsibility to make them so.
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3 GOOD REASONS YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK. Because it will make you stop and think. Are your children having fun playing organized sports? Is winning overemphasized? Learn how to change all that.
Because it will make you laugh. It's a fun and entertaining collection of humorous anecdotes, delightful illustrations and amusing poems featuring kids at play and their coaches.
Because your children will benefit. Sports will be more enjoyable for your children and proceeds from this book will be donated to nonprofit youth sports programs.
Read MOM, CAN I PLAY FOOTBALL? and you will discover: Why children drop out of organized sports before age 13. How children feel about winning, losing and having fun. How the coach can put fun back in children's sports. How to avoid the pitfalls of coaching children.
Children everywhere will want mom and dad to read this book, then rush out and buy a copy for "coach." It is must reading for youth coaches and for parents who have or will have young children involved in organized athletics.About the Author:
Stephen G. (Jerry) Norton is a retired aerospace engineer who spent more than 35 years as a volunteer coach. A graduate of Columbia University in 1957, he worked for forty years for the Grumman Aerospace Corporation, retiring as Director of Engineering for the Melbourne Systems Division. He is now a sportswriter for the Ponte Vedra Recorder newspaper in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL covering youth sports. In his many years of volunteer service he has coached youth baseball, football and girl's softball, and has conducted clinics for handicapped and Special Olympic tennis players. He has served as a youth league commissioner and president, and is currently a member of the Board of the Ponte Vedra YMCA and the Ponte Vedra Athletic Association, a non-profit service organization providing youth sports programs for area children. Jerry organized the largest flag football program in the country and is coaching an eight-year old Pop Warner football team. He has been recognized by the Town of Huntington, NY for his outstanding service to youth and received the Local Hero Award from the Ponte Vedra Rotary Club for his volunteer services to the youth of his community. Jerry is married and has three grown sons. Net proceeds from the sale of this book are being donated to benefit non-profit youth sport programs.
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Book Description Sideline Pr, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M096734560X