WINNING IS EVERYTHING AND OTHER AMERICAN MYTHS by

WINNING IS EVERYTHING AND OTHER AMERICAN MYTHS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Meant to be a guide for the parents and coaches of very young athletes, this reads instead like a psychology primer for retarded readers. The little guy sitting on the bench feels bad about being there, Tutko and Bruns tell us. Be nice to him. Potential ""superstars"" get spoiled. Don't let 'em get out of hand. Some kids are afraid of getting hurt playing sports. Don't force 'em to compete. Little leaguing can be dangerous for children when competitiveness fostered by parents is carried to extremes. Someone might be able to churn out a solid, useful book on the subject. But this isn't it.

Pub Date: June 24th, 1976
Publisher: Macmillan