Competing with Character
Let's Put Sportsmanship and Fun Back in Youth Sports
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Competing with Character by Kevin Kush
Book DescriptionWhen asked why they participate in organised sports, young athletes rank giving everyone a chance to play and having fun far above winning. But even though forty million kids play youth sports each year, an estimated seventy percent of them quit by age thirteen and never play again! Why? Here's what they say: "It's not fun anymore." "The coach played favourites/was too negative." "There's too much pressure." In addition, kids are seeing more and more negative behaviour by parents and coaches. In one survey, three-quarters of young athletes reported seeing out-of control adults at their games. After twenty years of experience as a teacher and coach, Kevin Kush thinks it's time to create a youth sports environment where character, sportsmanship and fun are once again priorities. In COMPETING WITH CHARACTER, he examines the good and the bad going on today on youth playing fields, along the sidelines and in the stands. He urges us to remember that children look to adults as role models and gives coaches and parents a repertoire of skills to use that demonstrate respect, responsibility, courtesy and much more to children. Coach Kush gives tips and techniques for teaching young players how to listen to their coaches, get along with team mates, respect their opponents, handle disappointment and adversity, win with class and lose with dignity. He also discusses other ways to ensure a healthy youth sports experience such as posting rules for spectator conduct.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781889322988
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Boys Town Press
Publisher: Boys Town Press
Publish Date: 21-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kevin Kush
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Offers strategies for motivating youth to individual improvement and team achievement. This book includes strategies which help you whether you work with kids in a classroom, on a school athletic team or in a weekend recreational league.
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