Encyclopedia of Sports Parenting

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Encyclopedia of Sports Parenting

By Dan Doyle; Deborah Doermann Burch

Hall of Fame Press, Paperback, 9780977624010, 477pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2008

For the last eight years, Dan Doyle, founder and executive director of the Institute for International Sport, and parenting expert Deborah Doermann Burch have researched The Encyclopedia of Sports Parenting. The Encyclopedia offers prescriptive advice on virtually every issue that confront parents of young athletes of all ages. The research has encompassed an extensive array of surveys with a wide variety of individuals and groups, including present and former athletes; parents and grandparents; non-athletes - and a special survey conducted with 500 highly successful individuals on their views of sport. In his capacity as Distinguished Lecturer for the NCAA Foundation, Doyle has interacted with thousands of student-athletes at the nearly 100 schools at which he has spoken over the last eight years. Subjects include detailed chapters on issues such as Playing for a Demanding Coach, The Unparalleled Value of Team, and Should My Child Play on a Travel Team? The text has been reviewed by over 60 distinguished individuals, all of whom have experience in either sports parenting or education.

About the Author
Dan Doyle received his MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is the founder and executive director of the Institute for International Sport. While in this position, Doyle founded the World Scholar-Athlete Games, National Sportsmanship Day, and the Center for Sports Parenting. A former high school and intercollegiate men's basketball coach, he achieved a career record of 142-45 and led the Trinity College men's team to national success.

Deborah Doermann Burch received her BA from Bates College and MAT from Duke University. She is a former middle and high school history teacher. She has also managed a healthy insurance claims department and worked as an insurance agent. Though Burch has held many positions, she most enjoyed being a stay-at-home mother when her sons were born. She familiarized herself with the world of sports when they grew to become competitive participants of various sports.