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Life Lessons from Soccer

Paperback Published: 2nd October 2001
ISBN: 9780743205757
Number Of Pages: 308

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Parent-tested and approved by the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), this indispensable book by a parent, coach, and doctor shows soccer moms, dads, and coaches how to encourage children to look beyond winning and to turn every game and practice into an opportunity to teach life lessons.

Dr. Vincent Fortanasce applies his expertise in child development to guide parents and coaches on:

  • Emphasizing fun over performance and morality over victory

  • Understanding the way kids think and their capabilities at each developmental stage

  • Controlling their own touchline behavior

  • Instilling character, conscience, and courage in every player, regardless of talent

    In "Life Lessons from Soccer," Vincent Fortanasce celebrates the enchantments of soccer as a learning ground for family values and life lessons -- and for becoming closer to your children on and off the field.

    Industry Reviews

    Dick Wilson former executive director of AYSO In Life Lessons from Soccer, nothing is left to chance....You will learn Dr. Fortanasce's keys to making your child a success. You will learn not only about your child, but also about yourself and how to be the parent who makes a difference....Read on and learn the life lessons that will make your experience in soccer all you hoped it would be.

  • Introductionp. 11
    Dreamsp. 13
    The Gamep. 17
    The Keys to Successp. 27
    Communicationp. 29
    The Presentp. 40
    Attitudep. 47
    Acceptancep. 52
    Why You Aren't Using the Keysp. 61
    Expectationsp. 62
    Emotional Intelligencep. 76
    Developmentp. 87
    Attentionp. 112
    Soccer is Spelled C-H-A-R-A-C-T-E-Rp. 123
    Successp. 124
    Character Versus Talentp. 133
    Character: The Whatp. 140
    Character: The Howp. 147
    Rules Versus Spiritp. 152
    Consciencep. 157
    How to Create a Harmonious Gamep. 165
    Harmonyp. 166
    Cheeringp. 177
    The Cell Phone Invadersp. 183
    Violencep. 186
    Parentingp. 195
    Parent Powerp. 196
    Parental Consistencyp. 209
    Virtual Insanity: Sports' Greatest Enemyp. 215
    Joining Inp. 222
    The Family Valuep. 228
    Coachingp. 235
    The Coachp. 237
    The Mother of All Meetingsp. 250
    The Coach's Letterp. 257
    The Marathonp. 260
    How to Find the Right Coachp. 264
    The Last Life Lessonp. 269
    What Is This Game Called Soccer?p. 277
    The Rules That Protect the Spirit of Soccerp. 278
    Glossary of Soccer Termsp. 291
    Indexp. 298
    Table of Contents provided by Syndetics. All Rights Reserved.

    ISBN: 9780743205757
    ISBN-10: 0743205758
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 308
    Published: 2nd October 2001
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.7
    Weight (kg): 0.39