Saturday, March 27, 2010

Raising an Athlete ~ Book Review & Giveaway ~

Raising an Athlete By: Former Major Leaguer Jack Perconte
How To Install Confidence, Build skills and Inspire a love of Sport



In this follow up to Jack Perconte's instructional book The Making of a Hitter, he offers practical strategies for parents and coaches on how to build confidence and motivation in athletes.

In this book you will get advice from a major league player, coach and parent who has
Been there...Jack Perconte played Major League ball for 7 years,
Done that...taught kids for 19 years,
Seen alot...dealth with parents as a coach, and with coaches as a parent.

This book is for any Parent or Coach who wants to:
~Inspire their kids through sports
~Be Prepared for the challenges and pitfalls that occur in athletics
~Instill Confidence and the Values of teamwork,sportsmanship in their kids
~Prevent athlete burnout
~Be a role model
And more....

My thougths:
As a parent and Gymnastics Coach I was curious to read this book. I had read Jack's first book and learned alot about baseball and I learned some great tips and drills to help my children improve their baseball skills. This book is one I think any parent and coach should read. This book gives some really good tips and suggestions on how to develope a love for the sport and how to develope the skills and knowledge of the game. While all sports are different, some coaching techniques are the same. I loved the Ultimate Coaches Quiz that was in here. This a great way to rate your coaching skills and see what area you may need improving in. There is a parents checklist too and advice on how the parents should treat their child's coach.
I feel that this is a great book and that any parent and or coach could learn some tips and coaching techniques.

For more positive parenting advice or to purchase this book, please visit Positive Parenting in sports.com .
Giveaway Now CLOSED!!! Congrats to Cym.
Better Yet... One of my lucky readers can win this book!

MANDATORY/REQUIRED ENTRY:
Leave a Comment telling me what your favorite sport is.

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This giveaway is open to US residents only. Please leave a seperate comment for each entry.(Please make sure if you are anonymous you leave your email address with your comments.)
This giveaway will end on April 10th at 11:59 pm Est. The winner will be notified and have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be choosen

**Disclosure- I received this book for free to review and an extra copy for this giveaway**


CymLowell

31 comments:

Darcie K. said...

I love football!
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Darcie K. said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect #2
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Darcie K. said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect #1
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Darcie K. said...

I subscribe via email
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Cym Lowell said...

Football!

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Cym Lowell said...

I follow on Google Friend Connect.

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Cym Lowell said...

I follow on Google Friend Connect.

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Cym Lowell said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/cymlowell/status/11386155548

Cym Lowell said...

I follow on Twitter.

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Cym Lowell said...

I follow on Twitter.

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mverno said...

me too football mverno@roadrunner.com

Joannie said...

My favorite sport is basketball!!
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snowluvnferret said...

email subscriber

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idahodad7 said...

Soccer

idahomom said...

basketball

plsbear@netzero.com said...

my favorite sport is whatever the kids are playing at the time: baseball, softball, football or basketball. lol

Andria said...

I like football

fancyfeet48 said...

I would love to win this Thank You for this great giveaway fancyfeet45@earthlink.net

kathy pease said...

we love basketball my daughters a senior and her team became vermont state champs this year :)

my son is in 7th grade and plays on the school team and constantly at home i have never seen a kid so dedicated he loves it :)

kathy pease said...

2 following on twitter klp1965

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1 following on twitter klp1965

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2 Google Friend klp1965

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1 Google Friend klp1965

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kathy pease said...

5 voted for colleen

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kathy pease said...

4 voted for colleen

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kathy pease said...

3 voted for colleen

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kathy pease said...

2 voted for colleen

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kathy pease said...

1 voted for colleen

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Gianna said...

Basketball.

Anonymous said...

What my favorite sport is: gymnastics.

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