Positive Sports Parenting: How Second-Goal Parents Raise Winners in Life Through Sports

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Youth sports can be a wonderful shared experience between parent and athlete. But, too often a win-at-all-cost mentality creates stress, tension, and frustration for both parent and child. Positive Sports Parenting by Jim Thompson provides insightful and sensible advice on how parents can help children get the most from sports. In a clear, inviting voice, Thompson reminds parents to worry less about winning and focus on the big picture the endless procession of teachable moments and life lessons that their children can draw from sports. Packed with accessible ideas and easy-to-use tools, Positive Sports Parenting shows parents practical ways to create lasting, positive memories with their child through sports, use sports to teach and reinforce vital character traits, work effectively with coaches, support their child on the sidelines so he/she can perform at his/her best, and deal effectively with common dilemmas faced by sports parents.

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Jim Thompson is one of the country s preeminent youth sport experts and author of five books on youth sports, including Positive Coaching in a Nutshell, Shooting in the Dark, and The Double-Goal Coach. He is an Ashoka Fellow and was named by the Institute for International Sport as one of the top Sports Educators in the U.S. He founded Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) in 1998 at Stanford University, where he teaches classes in coaching, leadership, and sport and spirituality.

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Positive Sports Parenting should be required reading for every parent of a child interested in sports. Youth sports can truly bring a family closer together, or, conversely, can drive a major wedge between parent(s) and child. This book is a great tool to help both create that closer bond, and also to prevent any negative wedge. It is easily digested, very explanatory, and a great resource for parents of children in sports. --Jon Butler, Executive Director Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc./Pop Warner Football

After more than a decade of success and national acclaim, Jim Thompson left his position as Director of Stanford Business School's Public Management Program in 1998 to follow his heart and found the Positive Coaching Alliance. Since that time, Jim's dedicated leadership has fueled one of the most important organizations in sport. His latest book, "Positive Sports Parenting", is the most valuable and concise resource for parents of young athletes that I've read. The book is focused on the fundamental responsibility of parents to created maintain a positive youth sports culture, and it offers invaluable guidance and perspective to help us assure that our children's youth sports experiences provide far more than simple participation. Jim humbly admits in Chapter 9 that he didn't enjoy his children's youth sports experiences as much as he could have, but this book and the work of the organization he founded, will continue to enable countless parents to avoid that regret. --Steve Stenersen, President & CEO US Lacrosse

The latest in a series of books from Jim Thompson (yes, I have enjoyed them all) Positive Sports Parenting touches upon all of the key elements behind a positive, meaningful experience for children in sports. For those familiar with Positive Coaching Alliance, this book will serve as a refresher of the main principles and tools suggested in helping coaches, parents and athletes get the most out of their sports participation. For those new to Jim Thompson and the concepts of Positive Coaching and life lessons learned through sports I will simply say Enjoy , as I m confident it will redefine your perspective of the youth sports experience! --Rick Davis, National Executive Director AYSO

Positive Sports Parenting should be required reading for every parent of a child interested in sports. Youth sports can truly bring a family closer together, or, conversely, can drive a major wedge between parent(s) and child. This book is a great tool to help both create that closer bond, and also to prevent any negative wedge. It is easily digested, very explanatory, and a great resource for parents of children in sports. --Jon Butler, Executive Director Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc./Pop Warner Football

After more than a decade of success and national acclaim, Jim Thompson left his position as Director of Stanford Business School's Public Management Program in 1998 to follow his heart and found the Positive Coaching Alliance. Since that time, Jim's dedicated leadership has fueled one of the most important organizations in sport. His latest book, "Positive Sports Parenting", is the most valuable and concise resource for parents of young athletes that I've read. The book is focused on the fundamental responsibility of parents to created maintain a positive youth sports culture, and it offers invaluable guidance and perspective to help us assure that our children's youth sports experiences provide far more than simple participation. Jim humbly admits in Chapter 9 that he didn't enjoy his children's youth sports experiences as much as he could have, but this book and the work of the organization he founded, will continue to enable countless parents to avoid that regret. --Steve Stenersen, President & CEO US Lacrosse

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