New from Simon & Schuster

A Sudden Light by Garth Stein
The King's Curse by Philippa Gregory
Rebel Yell by S. C. Gwynne
Angels Walking by Karen Kingsbury
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs
You Can't Make This Stuff Up by Theresa Caputo
Life Lessons from Soccer

Life Lessons from Soccer

What Your Child Can Learn On and Off the Field-A Guide for Parents and Coaches

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.
Choose a format:
  • Touchstone | 
  • 304 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743205757 | 
  • October 2001
Add to Cart
List Price $20.95
Usually ships within 1 business day

Read an Excerpt

Chapter One: Dreams

The 1st Life Lesson:

A Child Without a Dream Is Like a Boat Without a Sail


Seven-year-old Kathy beamed a smile that could have brightened the rainiest of days. "Mom, Mom!" she cried out excitedly. Her mother was pouring milk into a mug with a picture of Madonna on the side. "What is it?" she asked.

"I know what I want to be when I grow up! I want to be like Mia Hamm!"

Her mother sighed. "She's not another rock star, is she?"

"No, Mom, she's the greatest soccer player ever! I'm gonna be like her, you watch." Her words were spoken with the absolute certainty that only... see more

About the Author

Explore

CONNECT WITH US

Get a FREE eBook
when you join our mailing list!