Raising a Team Player: Teaching Kids Lasting Values on the Field, on the Court and on the Bench

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In addition to developing athletic prowess, team sports present a great opportunity for nurturing critical social skills in young athletes. With plenty of advice on bestowing praise, tempering unwanted behavior, and supporting kids and teens on the field, Harry Sheehy shares lessons and wisdom learned from more than two decades of working with young athletes at Williams College and Dartmouth College. Encouraging parents to get involved, Sheehy demonstrates how sportsmanship can help instill important life values that extend beyond the game.

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For every parent who's ever flinched at the sound of a coach screaming at their child, leapt to their feet in outrage at the sight of one young player provoking another, silently despaired as an otherwise promising young athlete stormed in tears from the playing field, or watched sadly as a youngster overwhelmed by the pressures of the game sank slowly into discouragement, Raising a Team Player offers hope, perspective, and life-tested wisdom.

As we watch our kids compete, listen to fans sitting with us in the stands, and read the newspapers, it is evident that anger, selfishness, and win-at-all-costs attitudes pervade what was formerly known as fun and games. In response, Harry Sheehy opens our eyes to the innate purity of sports and the unmitigated enthusiasm of young athletes. Drawing from a passion that fueled twenty years of coaching, Sheehy shows parents how to turn the high-pressure situations inherent to sports into true teaching moments that endow kids with resilient life skills -- skills that will serve them for years and years to come.

Fierce yet even-tempered; hard-working yet fun-loving; competitive yet sportsmanlike; proud yet humble -- if these are the qualities we wish to see in our children, now is the time to get started. "We have lost a generation of young athletes to our misguided set of values," Sheehy writes. "Let's not lose another. Let's think differently. Let's act differently. ... What's most important, parents, is that you get out there and get involved -- in the right way. You are the ones who will make a difference."

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Danny Peary is an American film critic and sportswriter. His film writing has been published in Focus on FilmNewsdayFilm and FilmingThe Philadelphia BulletinMovielineCineasteVideo Times/Video MoviesThe New York Daily NewsThe Boston GlobeSoho NewsTimessquare.combrinkzine.comThe Sag Harbor Express, and FilmInk. He also authored the highly influential three-volume Cult Movies series, Guide for the Film Fanatic, and Alternate Oscars. Additionally, he is the writer-researcher on the long-running national sports interview television program The Tim McCarver Show, and has written three books with McCarver. He collaborated with Ralph Kiner on his autobiography, Baseball Forever, and coauthored Roger Maris: Baseball’s Reluctant Hero and Gil Hodges: The Brooklyn Bums, The Miracle Mets and the Extraordinary Life of a Baseball Legend. He has recently collaborated with Olympic gold medalist and cancer survivor Shannon Miller on her memoir, It’s Not About Perfect.

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