Just Let The Kids Play
Just Let the Kids Play: How to Stop Other Adults from Ruining Your Child's Fun and Success in Youth Sports, is a recent book co-authored by Bob Bigelow and renowned sports journalists, Tom Moroney and Linda Hall.
This is the first book to identify the current systems used in youth sports programs as the root cause of many problems. Just Let the Kids Play goes well beyond how to coach kids better or typical calls for better training, and improved sportsmanship.
In his book, Bob offers practical methods for reaping the benefits of youth sports by creating new approaches to play that better serve the physical and emotional needs of young athletes, rather than adults' needs to compete through our children.
He argues that we need to seriously reconsider many of the fundamental aspects of current national youth sports such as elite travel teams (especially for younger kids), which can create overuse injuries and burn-out, and discriminate against late-blooming young athletes.
Table of Contents
1. Youth Sports: There Must Be a Better Way
2. Elite Teams: The Unkindest Cuts of All
3. Out of Kilter: Why Adults Lose Control
4. Injuries: A Toll on Body and Soul
5. Organizing Teams: Starting Off Right
6. Managing Games: Rules to Play By
7. Adapting the Games for Children: One Play at a Time
8. Politics of Youth Sports: Fighting for Success
9. Sucess Stories: Ten Ideas to Inspire You
10. Going the Distance: Beyond Youth Sports
Just Let the Kids Play is available at: Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and other major booksellers everywhere!