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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Book Review & Giveaway: Little Athletes Big Leaders

I was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to review the book,Little Athletes, Big Leaders - Effective Sports Parenting by Bruce Beaton. I opened the first page and Bruce had autographed it to me. That was really nice of him.

Book Description:

You can teach your child to succeed in every venture they ever attempt, and ensure they maximize their athletic potential, and create and maintain a long term loving relationship with your child, and have an absolute blast during your sport parenting years!

Break free from the belief that youth sport is about either "winning" or "fairness".

The truth is, the youth sport experience is really about teaching "mastery," it's about individual and collective goal setting, it's about developing interpersonal skills (which are the #1 predictor of leadership effectiveness), it's about learning from mentors, it's about controlling what you can and letting the rest go, and it's about action… and not action once in a while… it's about action every day!

About Bruce:

Bruce played his first ever football game at the age of twenty and went on to an outstanding academic and athletic experience at Acadia University (BA (hon) MA) and a 13 year professional football career in the CFL and XFL. Bruce experienced a combination of strategic objectives and team dynamics from every perspective, as a contributing, engaged member of terrible, disenchanted, miserable teams and engaged, productive championship teams.

Bruce was a struggling player then an all star player and a team leader at every level of football. He played on teams that didn’t win a game for months and he won three league championships late in his career. Bruce is truly an expert on the subject of leadership and competitive greatness.


Our family is a bit of a sports fan, especially my husband. He plays hockey and hope our little guy, Brandon, would follow him in this sport as well. I believe Bruce is a really dedicated football player and father. This book he put together is really well-written with everything you know about raising your child to become successful in achieving their goals. It's really great that he shares with us his experience and his advices. It provided me a lot of inspiration.

I like how at the end of each chapter, Bruce includes a list of "Action Steps" which I thought was really useful. My favorite part of one of the chapters is Building Your Child's Mental Toughness and Resolve.


The book is available for purchase in paperback format or Kindle edition through

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One (1) lucky reader will have a chance to WIN their own copy of Bruce Beaton's book, Little Athletes Big Leaders. Chosen winner will be selected via through Rafflecopter and is open to US & Canada (ends November 30, 2011).

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for my review. Thanks to Bruce Beaton. The opinions expressed in my review are my own personal and honest thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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