The Power & Joy of Mindful Sports Parenting
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  • Author: Jerry Lynch
  • Product Code: 84342
  • ISBN: 978-1-60868-434-2
  • Pages: 200
  • 1 Paperback / softback
  • Size: 5.50 x 8.25


American youth sports are in crisis: Parents are fighting with referees, coaches, their kids, and one another. Micromanaged kids are losing their passion to play. In Let Them Play, sports psychologist and team consultant Dr. Jerry Lynch provides an antidote to parental overinvolvement. Combining psychological insight with spiritual principles from Taoism and Buddhism, Lynch lays out core principles to help parents achieve equanimity and provide healthy direction for their kids. He gives parents strategies and tools taken from his work with national champions to help kids to perform at higher levels, become better team players, and most important, have more fun. Filled with easy-to-implement advice, Let Them Play will empower your athletic child to be mentally strong for sports and life.


“Prepare the players and let them play — that’s our style.”
— from the foreword by Steve Kerr, head coach of the Golden State Warriors

“Having been a parent of athletic kids, I wish I had had a copy of this book to guide me through those challenging times with youth sports.”
Phil Jackson, author and eleven-time NBA world champion coach

Let Them Play will help you to inspire and empower your kids to have more joy, fun, and success not just in sports but in the bigger game of life.”
Anson Dorrance, coach of the twenty-two-time NCAA champion women’s soccer team at University of North Carolina

“This book is my new blueprint for raising my own happy, healthy athletes, and it should be yours too.”
John O’Sullivan, founder of the Changing the Game Project