Provo, UT (PRWEB) July 25, 2005
Do some kids just naturally excel in school? Or, is their success backed up by a philosophy and a successful parent/mentor? How is character built in your child?
Raising an All-American: Helping Your Child Excel in Athletics (and in life) provides an answer and a clear path for your childÂs success. It is written by former All-American and Pro-Basketball player, Devin Durrant.
"Character is built on the ball field," according to Durrant, author of Raising An All-American: Helping Your Child Excel in Athletics (and in life), who continues: "It is tough to find an arena better than sports wherein a young person can learn about overcoming trials, dealing with failure, handling success . . . and all those human challenges we face in sports as well as in life."
Out of his experience in becoming a world class All-American, Durrant defines 9 Pieces to the All American Puzzle: Lessons that contribute to your childÂs success:
1. Support the Dream: Recognize your childÂs longing for success.
2. Be Your Own Coach: Encourage him to be responsible for his own training.
3. Be Coachable: Have your child follow the coachÂs lead, rules and guidelines.
4. Work, Work, Work: Talk about the importance of outworking the competition.
5. Rodeo Tough: Demonstrate to him the toughness necessary to succeed.
6. Dare Mighty Things: Identify how boldness feeds success.
7. Love The Game: Possess and model to your child a passion that leads to excellence
8. Make Your Own Luck: Show that wise choices can overcome poor circumstances.
9. Gifts from God: Welcome benefits that are largely beyond the childÂs control.
"There are no shortcuts to becoming an All-American, either on the ball court, or in life," says Durrant. "Your child can learn these qualities with the right coaching."
Are you committed to having the best for your child? Are you committed to fostering these essential qualities? Learn the Secrets of an All American: 9 Ways to Succeed Where Others Fail at http://www.RaisingAnAllAmerican.com
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