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Good Sport - Dr Jay-Lee Nair

Good Sport

By: Dr Jay-Lee Nair

Paperback | 12 July 2022

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A thoughtful and practical guide on how to support children both on and off the sporting field
Product Description
Are you a parent who wants to be a part of their child’s sport journey, no matter how far they go? Do you sometimes feel just as frustrated as your young athlete with the debrief during the journey home after the game? Perhaps you struggle to find the right words to say — or sometimes not to say — to your child, so have resorted to saying nothing at all.

Dr Jay-Lee Nair has the answers. This book will help you learn how best to support and talk to your child not just before before, but during and after the game.

Recent events surrounding sport icons, such as Adam Goodes, Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles, have shown us that athletes are taking greater ownership of their performance and ‘calling the shots’ in the most difficult of circumstances. This is possible when an athlete has a collaborative support team.

The same applies for young athletes at all stages of their career and at all levels of their sport. They benefit from having a support team of their parents, coaches and teachers, who understand the importance of helping them to be independent and adaptable.

This generation can be highly resistant to advice and direction from their supporters. Young athletes want to be empowered to think for themselves during the game and adapt quickly on their own.

This book is for parents, coaches and teachers who want to help their young athletes thrive in competitive environments – whether they are just starting out or competing at an elite level.

It is for those who believe in the power sport has to positively shape children into exceptional adults — and athletes — while preventing anxiety and pressure in the sport journey.



About the Author

Originally from Australia, Dr Jay-Lee Nair completed her first two degrees in psychology in the United States, while accepting an athletic scholarship to play NCAA Div-1 collegiate golf. She finished with all-American academic honours, and attributes her career as a sport and performance psychologist to the success found in both studies and sport.

Jay-Lee has established a reputation for writing on a variety of topics in sport psychology, having written for a number of publications in sport and wellness.

Having worked as the resident sport psychologist at the Singapore Sports School from 2010 to 2013, Jay-Lee transitioned into private practice in the renowned Singapore Sports Medicine Centre in 2014. These days, she focusses on working with young student-athletes experiencing performance anxiety, teaching them strategies to thrive in the competitive setting.
Industry Reviews
"Jay-lee ... brings both her personal stories and experiences as a professional athlete, as well as great insights from the world of sports psychology and translates these into simple yet meaningful concepts that audiences can appreciate and effectively apply to everyday life ... She has a wonderfully energetic yet thoughtful style which helps bring her stories and anecdotes to life and keeps audiences highly engaged." —Deborah Wollard, Vice President, CISCO

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