„Every parent with young children participating in athletics should read Raising Winners by Dr. Shari Young Kuchenbecker.  This book will not only provide material to help you make your youngster enjoy sports more while becoming a better athlete, it will make you a more understanding parent in regard to athletic participation.‰

            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 (1997)  and 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 sportsmanship.‰

            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 challenges,   and increase enjoyment for all.‰ 

            Cathy Ferguson, Ed.D., Olympian, Coach, Educator and Mother,             

            American Youth Soccer Organization Marketing Director


„I really 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 approaches.  The 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 involvement.  I 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 questions.‰ 

            Dave Smith, Editor, Dick Butkus Football Network,

            Pop Warner Football, Teacher


„Shari Kuchenbecker‚s book is outstanding and well-balanced. It is much needed and every parent with a child in sports will benefit considerably by reading it.‰

            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) McGraw-Hill


„An excellent 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


„An outstanding guide to the nuances of raising your athletic child.‰

            Bert Mandelbaum, M.D.,  Chief  Medical Officer of Major League Soccer, Men‚s and             Women‚s USA World Cup and Team Physician                                   quote100.doc


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