Ethan J. Skolnick and Dr. Andrea Corn’s New Book Guides Adults in Helping Children Play Organized Sports

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‘Raising Your Game’ utilizes personal stories from professional and Olympic athletes in inspiring new book

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Many doubted themselves. Many struggled to find, or follow role models. Many thought about giving up. Many did, if only briefly. Still, there is much to be learned not only from their resilience, but also from their mentors’ methods of support.

“Raising Your Game: Over 100 Accomplished Athletes Help You Guide Your Girls and Boys Through Sports” (published by iUniverse) is the new book by professional sports writer Ethan J. Skolnick and licensed psychologist Dr. Andrea Corn designed to provide an adult (whether parent, caregiver, other family member, coach or mentor) with an essential tool, for making sports as enjoyable and enriching as possible for a child.

The authors draw upon the advice of a diverse set of professional and Olympic athletes, from LeBron James to Shannon Miller, Julie Foudy to Jason Taylor, Chipper Jones to Sanya-Richards Ross, with the athletes sharing stories about how they were raised and, in many cases, how they are raising their own kids. These men and women, representing varying ages, family structures, socio-economic circumstances, ethnicities and sports eras, come together in a book with universal themes and guiding principles.

“Those athletes weren’t always confident stars,” the authors write. “Many doubted themselves. Many struggled to find, or follow role models. Many thought about giving up. Many did, if only briefly. Still, there is much to be learned not only from their resilience, but also from their mentors’ methods of support.”

Through “Raising Your Game,” parents will learn what can ignite inspiration and foster participation, practice and progress, and which methods can create frustration and dejection. They will learn the difference a supportive adult can make by showing up, showing interest and showing restraint.

“Raising Your Game”
By Ethan J. Skolnick and Dr. Andrea Corn
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 186 pages | ISBN 9781475960884 |
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 186 pages | ISBN 9781475960877 |
E-Book | 186 pages | ISBN 9781475960891 |
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Authors
Ethan J. Skolnick is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University with a master’s degree from Columbia. He is a longtime sports columnist who covers the Miami Heat for the Palm Beach Post, and appears regularly on television and radio. He lives with his wife, Carolina, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Dr. Andrea Corn is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University and is a licensed psychologist treating children, adolescents and families for the past 16 years. Corn has published articles and presented on youth sports and parenting topics. She lives in Lighthouse Point, Fla., with her husband, Stephen.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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