• Practical Wisdom for Families with Athletes: Winning Isn't the Ultimate Goal

Practical Wisdom for Families with Athletes: Winning Isn't the Ultimate Goal

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Competitive athletics is broken. We are building “champions,” but we have lost the true reward of athletic involvement. We need some practical wisdom to better navigate the journey.

Fraze and Williams invite parents, coaches, and athletes into deeper conversations about the nature of their relationship with competitive athletics. This book cannot make your athlete a superstar, but it can help them become the best version of themselves. It also cannot make your athlete’s difficult team environment better, but you and your athlete can better understand how to navigate such situations.

We have an opportunity to do something meaningful and challenge the all-in, identity-robbing practices in sports so athletes can do what they were initially recruited to do: have fun with friends!

Dr. David Fraze is an associate professor and Endowed Chair of Youth & Family Ministry at Lubbock Christian University. He has served for over 35 years working with adolescents and families in church, school, and athletic settings. He has spent the last 15 years working with coaches, student-athletes, and athletic families on performance, team dynamics, and character development. Fraze and his wife, Lisa, live in Lubbock, Texas, and have two children, Braeden (married to Jenna) and Shelbee, and one grandchild, Olivia.

Dr. Monica Williams is an associate professor and the master’s program coordinator in the Exercise and Sport Sciences department at Lubbock Christian University. She has worked with K–12 and college students and student-athletes in Texas and California for more than 17 years. Williams lives in Lubbock, Texas, and has two children, Soraya and Asher. She also has a niece, Trinity, and nephew, Jayden, whom she loves as her own.

“This book is a great resource and must-read for athletes and their families.”

—Jon Gordon, 15x best-selling author of The Energy Bus and Training Camp

“Monica Williams has made a huge impact in the lives, on and off the court, of the many athletes she has helped. With so many problems in sports today, Williams is a beacon of light we all need, and this book is a very important tool.”

—Brian Couso, Former NBA Scout for Los Angeles Clippers, Part Owner of The Map Sports Facility, Head Coach Nike/NBA Summer Pro League Coach, Servite HS Varsity Coach

“This meticulously and skillfully authored book offers practical, relevant, applicable, biblically based wisdom to student-athletes, coaches, parents, and supporters seeking to better understand and navigate the complex and demanding world of competitive athletics.”

—Cory S. Powell, MA, Senior Director, Texas Tech University, UIL

ISBN 9781684260034

Pages 208

Dimensions (inches) 5.25 x 8

Weight (pounds) .5

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