From Library Journal
Quite simply, every mother, father, coach, umpire, and league official should read this book. It is a definitive guide to the value of good sportsmanship, safety, competition, and, above all else, Fun
. Sports psychologist Wolff examines sensitive issues such as handling talented players and accommodating slow learners. He analyzes our obsession with Little League Baseball
, and why parents argue with coaches and umpires. The book's most significant feature is its emphasis on six golden rules: get involved; monitor your behavior; be positive and approving in your feedback; remember that it is the child's life and not yours; and, lastly, work at having Fun. This last point is mentioned time and again. For the author, winning, motivation, and teaching are fine, but having Fun
is a priority. The book comes complete with endnotes and bibliography. An essential purchase for Public Libraries
- L.R. Little, Penticton P.L., British Columbia
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