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

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Storey Publishing, Jul 13, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 176 pages
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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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User Review  - Mike from MA - Christianbook.com

Wow! I replayed my whole youth experience through this book. It brought back lots of memories...both good and bad! I found the book to be both inspirational and useful. The author has a good grasp on ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mike Deep - Christianbook.com

This book is really helpful...practical and sensible. There is a good dose of inspiration and information. Any coach or parent will benefit from this. It is an easy and relatively quick read. You will want to give this book as a gift!! Read full review


1 Work Ethic
2 Goal Setting
3 Success
4 Excellence
5 Winning Losing
6 Competition
7 Sportsmanship Character
8 Humility
9 Criticism Praise
10 Enthusiasm
Coach Sheehy Talks to Parents

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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.

Harry Sheehy, a 1975 graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, returned to coach at his alma mater in 1983. He was Head Men's Basketball Coach for 17 years, during which his teams compiled a record of 324-104 (.757), the fourth best winning percentage in the history of Division III men's basketball. He was selected Northeast Coach of the Year (1990, 1997, 1998), Eastern Basketball magazine's Coach of the Year (1998), and Conference Coach of the Year (2000). He now serves as Athletic Director at Williams.

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