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Soccer star and Olympic gold medalist Christie Pearce Rampone and sports neuropsychologist Dr. Kristine Keane share the best practices that athletes, parents, and coaches can use to turn the lessons learned through sports into lifelong skills.

Sports offer a vital path for children to get healthy, self-confident, and social. In Be All In, three-time Olympic gold medalist, World Cup Champion, and US team captain Christie Pearce Rampone and sports neuropsychologist and brain health expert Dr. Kristine Keane offer practical, real world advice on how to handle the pressures felt by youth athletes, parents, and coaches today and provide kids with their best shot at reaching their dreams. 

In contrast to outdated adages like "no pain, no gain", the ethos of "be all in" is about being authentically present in everything you do, on and off the field. Through a unique blend of neuroscience, parenting strategies, and wisdom gleaned from the extraordinary experiences of a world-class athlete, this transformative book explains how to create realistic expectations for kids, help them succeed in all aspects of their life, improve game day performance, and reduce the stress of dealing with their coaches, ambitions, and losses.

With invaluable insight into parenting behaviors that may derail children's performance despite best intentions, and concrete strategies for teaching accountability, confidence, self-efficacy, and resiliency, this fundamental guide has tips to support athletes of any age, sport, or level of competition.

©2020 Christie Pearce Rampone and Dr. Kristine Keane (P)2020 Grand Central Publishing

Critic Reviews

"Be All In is a vital read for parents and coaches. Rampone's success on the field and Dr. Keane's studies in the field combine to create a knowing, scientifically backed primer for those looking to navigate the youth sports world and live to tell the tale." (Ken Davidoff, baseball columnist at New York Post)

"Should be required reading for any coach or parent who wants their child to play sports, regardless of the level. Informative, nourishing reading for parents and coaches and their young charges." (Kirkus Reviews)

"Backed by considerable experience, knowledge, and common sense, Rampone and Keane's game plan should be required reading for all student athlete parents and coaches." (Booklist

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Incredible book for soccer parents

Helped me to understand my role as a soccer parent rather than using the lens of my own experience into collegiate play so long ago. Also, reaffirmed my worry of specialization too early leading to burnout. Excellent book. Going to share with all my soccer parent friends.

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Excellent!

Interesting and informative. A refreshing and fun perspective. A great blend of heart warming stories and solid ideas about how to destress and enjoy the ride.