For the parent who is looking to discover how his or her child can enjoy success in sports, The Joy of Youth Sports is your essential guide. This book describes five steps to a great youth sports experience-the one that not only maximizes athletic abilities, but also helps a child develop life skills and a joyful appreciation for playing sports. Whether you're a parent, coach, or both, this book will also help you understand the role you play in creating a successful, rewarding youth sports experience. For sports parents, you will find out the best ways to support your child, behavioral traps to avoid, and how to evaluate a coach. Youth coaches will learn positive coaching techniques, gain insight on how to evaluate players, and discover how to use team roles to help each child find success.