Ready, Set, Play!: Parents and Children Bonding Through Sports

Ready, Set, Play!: Parents and Children Bonding Through Sports

by Mark Schlereth, Mark Preisler


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Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle is more difficult than it's ever been. These personal essays written by some of the biggest names in sports provides new and creative ways for families to become healthy and happy through sports. From Wiffle ball to HORSE to a backyard game of catch, sports have long been an important bonding agent between parents and their children. Today, parents struggle to get their kids off the computers and away from the video games.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600783951
Publisher: Triumph Books
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Mark Schlereth is a veteran of 12 NFL seasons and a three-time Super Bowl champ. He currently works as an NFL analyst on ESPN. Mark Preisler is senior coordinating producer for ESPN's Baseball Tonight.

Table of Contents

Preface Mark Preisler v

Introduction Mark Schlereth xv

George and Monk Foreman: Boys and Their Toys 3

Grant Hill: Going the Extra Six Inches 17

Julie Foudy: Glittery Pink Soccer Balls 29

Lou and Skip Holtz: A Pep Talk for Parents 43

Herm Edwards: Play to Win the Game 63

Laila Ali: Building a Relationship 77

Jim and Joseph Kelly: Appreciate Every Moment 85

Tony and Eduardo Pérez: Leaving Home 99

Mike Golic: Pushing Trucks 111

Kirk Gibson: Clutch 121

Steve Garvey: Full Circle 131

Amy Van Dyken: The Challenges You Overcome 145

Jim Craig: Sacrifice 155

Cal Ripken Jr.: Family Moments 167

Nolan Ryan: The Family Express 181

Mike Eruzione: Seize Those Moments 191

Bob and Aaron Boone: A Baseball Family 203

Arnold Palmer: Growing Up on the Golf Course 217

CC and Margie Sabathia: Just Have Fun 225

Conclusion Mark Preisler Mark Schlereth 235

Appendix: Contributors' Charities 239

Photo Credits 247

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