Raising Your Child to Be a Champion in Athletics, Arts, and Academics

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Citadel Press, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 120 pages
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Now, Bryan has distilled his proven formula for success into a unique book that shows parents how to help their kids become champions in athletics, the arts, academics--and just about anything else they undertake. Concise and totally accessible, Raising Your Child to Be A Champion in Athletics, Arts and Academics is packed with Bryan's trademark energy, vitality, and commonsense tips designed to inspire success in any child, while fostering a love of life and a pursuit of excellence that will last well into adulthood. Among Bryan's most important lessons:
- Pushing the Passion Button with Side-Door Motivation.
- The Cornerstone: Make it Fun!
- The Two P's.
- The Steps of Progression.
- Play First, Learn Later.
- Always aim to have a great time!
- Wayne Bryan's formula for success is proven--as the father of the current #1 tennis doubles team in the world, Mike and Bob Bryan, Wayne used the 22 steps featured in the book to help his sons fulfill their dreams--they received full-ride scholarships to Stanford University and have become world-class athletes. They have a website at www.bryanbrothers.com.
- Wayne Bryan has been a TV commentator on The Tennis Channel and has a daily column on the US Open Website when the tournament is in play.
 

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I am a big tennis fan and I am impressed with the Bryan brothers. I have always enjoyed the postive approach that thier father Wayne Bryan the author has about tennis. I found some of his tips to be ... Read full review

Contents

Why Should You Raise a Champion?
1
Pushing the Passion Button with SideDoor
15
Less Is More
23
The Steps of Progression
33
Going for the Goal
39
The Daily Schedule Is Worth Its Weight
45
Finding the Right Coach
55
Champions Aim for Straight As
67
Tough Times
81
A Secondary Passion
91
Love Must Be Unconditional
97
Become Involved and Volunteer
101
Work with the Media and Sponsors
103
The Glide Path Out Begins Early
107
Putting the Formula into Action
111
About the Authors
119

No TV and No Video Games
71
Champions Say No to Cigarettes Alcohol and Drugs
77

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About the author (2004)

Wayne Bryan has been a teaching professional for more than thirty years. He is a frequent lecturer and speaker, and was named one of the 35 Most Powerful People in Tennis by Racquet Magazine. His twin sons, Mike and Bob are currently ranked #1 tennis doubles in the world. He lives in Ventura, CA with his wife Kathy.

Woody Woodburn is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The Best American Sports Writing, 2001.

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