John Wooden UCLA record-setting basketball coach of 10 national
championships in 12 years;
first individual in the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a
player and a coach; author of Wooden: A Lifetime of
Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
They Call Me Coach (1988)
A must read
for any parent whose children are ready to participate in
athletics ... (and learn) the lessons about life -- team
play, responsibility, inner strength, commitment, and
Kathy Smith, international fitness authority
I believe the
world has long awaited a book that can explain to parents
appropriate behaviour when dealing with children and
sport participation. Raising Winners by Shari
Young Kuchenbecker, Ph.D., with extensive experience in
both the sports world and field of psychology (not to
mention her tenure as a mom), equips parents
with valuable tools to understand experiences, face
increase enjoyment for all.
Cathy Ferguson, Ed.D., Olympian, Coach, Educator and
American Youth Soccer Organization Marketing Director
enjoyed the manuscript on Raising Winners.
It made me think about a lot of the things I do with athletes
and it really fits in with a lot of my ideas and
book would be a great supplement for parents that are new
to sports or for the veteran parent who has been through
the rigors of children in sports.
It contains a lot of great advice and methods for parents to
use in dealing with their sons/daughters sports
feel if parents truly read and digest the material they
will make sports a very enjoyable and life long
experience for the entire family.
The area of coaching responsibilities is also very well
written and would be quite useful for all coaches to read
and do a little self-evaluation.
Once again, thank you for the opportunity to read you book.
Last week was the end of summer school and it was a very
hectic time for me.
After reading the first 50 pages I stayed up late so I could
finish it in a couple of nights.
Very worthwhile. Feel free to contact me anytime if you have any
Dave Smith, Editor, Dick Butkus Football Network,
Pop Warner Football, Teacher
Kuchenbeckers book is outstanding and
well-balanced. It is much needed and every parent with a
child in sports will benefit considerably by reading
John W. Santrock, Ph.D., Professor at University of Texas at
Dallas, father of top ranked
womens tennis player, former professional tennis coach
Leading textbook author Life Span Development (1999)
primer for parents who want to give their children the
best experience in sports.
F. Patrick Escobar, Vice President, Amateur Athletic
Foundation of Los Angeles
outstanding guide to the nuances of raising your athletic
Bert Mandelbaum, M.D., Chief
Medical Officer of Major League Soccer, Mens and
Womens USA World Cup and Team Physician