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Overview The Cheers and the Tears offers parents and coaches sensible advice and healthy alternative approaches to the competitive and stressful world of youth sports.
Publishers Description The Cheers and the Tears offers parents and coaches sensible advice and healthy alternative approaches to the competitive and stressful world of youth sports. "Full of practical and helpful ideas for parents who want their child's youth sports experience to be a success. . . . Refreshing, honest, and down to earth." --Joan Ryan, author, Little Girls in Pretty Boxes; columnist, San Francisco Chronicle "Shane Murphy understands parents and helps them help their children. His guidance is immensely practical. This book is essential reading for anyone who works with children in sports." --Christy Ness, Olympic figure skating coach, coached Kristi Yamaguchi to the 1992 Olympic Gold Medal in Women's Figure Skating "The Cheer and the Tears is terrific Shane Murphy provides excellent solutions to tough issues. If your child is involved in organized sports at any level, read this book " --Sean McCann, sport psychologist, United States Olympic Committee
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.48" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Feb 5, 1999
ISBN 0787940372 ISBN13 9780787940379
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More About Shane M. Murphy
SHANE MURPHY, is a sport psychologist and the president of the Division of Exercise and Sport Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He is the former head of the sport psychology program for the United States Olympic Committee and the author of Sport Psychology Interventions and The Achievement Zone.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Cheers and the Tears: A Healthy Alternative to the Dark Side of Youth Sports Today?
Read this book! Apr 5, 2000
This is a truly remarkable book which gives a balanced view of youth sports today. Dr. Murphy is exactly right, in my opinion, in laying the blame for what problems exist squarely at the feet of the adults. He does an excellent job of analyzing what's good and bad about the roles of coaches and parents. He recommends specific and reasonable ways to keep what's good and minimize what isn't. I'm a coach and league director and chair national meetings on youth sports. I repeated recommend this book to everyone I know in youth sports.
This was an outstanding book... Jun 12, 1999
Shane did an excellent job at recognizing and capturing the effects that misguided adults(more often than not they're unintended) are having on youth sports programs today. His recommendations on what youth sports organizations can do to improve their programs and what parents can do to improve their children's sports experience are excellent.
Shane's book is a MUST READ for youth sports administrators, coaches, and parents of competitive athletes.