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The most comprehensive, honest, and up-to-date guide for parents & coaches to help their kids navigate today's challenging, youth-sports journeys.  
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Win The Youth Sports Game objectively narrates how ordinary kids can progress, survive and thrive within today’s $20 billion, youth-sports industrial complex.

The sixteen-year developmental trek from toddler to collegiate athlete is chronicled while juxtaposing more than 50 challenges that athletes in all sports may have to endure and overcome. The unfortunate outcome is that more than 75 percent of kids quit sports by age fourteen, with we over zealous adults being a big contributor.
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“A great primer for anyone entering the world of youth sports. Win the Youth Sports Game is an honest deep dive into the triumphs and failures of parenting your athlete. It also provides an important reminder not to forget the fun!” Christie Casciano Burns, author of My Kids Play Hockey

“For any parent who wants a detailed chronology of what's involved in all the demanding rigors of youth, club, and high school sports and then achieving the dream of becoming a college athlete, I fully encourage you to read this book. This is both a refreshing - as well as sobering - account of all the demands that parents and their athlete will have to endure in order to succeed.” Rick Wolff, host of WFAN Sports Radio Rick Wolff's Sports Edge & a leading authority on youth sports

"From pee-wee sports, to travel team roulette, to playing toward college, John's book will provide valuable guidance and help restore some sanity regardless of your child's age. This book should be on your nightstand! "- John O'Sullivan, founder Changing the Game Project & youth sports advocate

"Win the Youth Sports Game is pure gold. A great read for youth sports athletes, parents, and coaches." Dr. Jim Afremow, Author of The Champion’s Mind and sports psychologist

“This book is imperative if you are entering or already consumed by the challenges of Sports Parenting. John not only thoughtfully shares the journey from Peewees to the College Level, he also highlights 54 important obstacles and challenges which are mostly “adult imposed.” Sharkie Zartman, author of #HeySportsParents, professor, all-American volleyball player, and coach

“I love how John takes the reader on a journey from youth to college sequentially- what a cool concept. He has given a must open gift to parents and coaches who want better for their kids.” Andrew Simpson, author of The Youth Truth, Coaching&Parenting in Today's Crazy Sports World 

“When a kindred spirit takes an enormous amount of time and energy to get out the truth about youth sports, I’m all for it. The book is spot-on for parents to help their athletes. All of it." Steve Morris author of What Size Balls Do I Need, coach and youth sports advocate

"I love seeing parents think deeply about how to improve children's athletic experience. Win the Youth Sports Game is a valuable contribution to the ongoing conversation about healthy, positive participation in sports." Angie Abdou, author of Home Ice: Reflections of a Reluctant Hockey Mom



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John Yeigh is on a mission to help parents and coaches better understand and navigate today’s youth-sports landscape. He is a sports dad, coach, outdoor enthusiast, writer, speaker, engineer, and former financial business manager.


John kept copious notes during both of his children’s successful sports journeys which made this book possible and has supported his pivot to youth-sports advocacy. He likes to jog, lift, hike, bike, sail, swim, ski, and dive especially with his family. He and his wife live in Annapolis, Maryland.

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