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HOME TEAM ADVANTAGE The Critical Role of Mothers in Youth Sports

Praise for Home Team Advantage:

"Already, because of Brooke de Lench's inspiration and dedication, a powerful movement of mothers dedicated to improving youth sports has taken form.

This immensely readable book assembles brilliantly the most important lessons she has learned, from parents and children on the edges of danger, as well as respected athletes, educators,physicians, trainers, and coaches.

Were every mother of a sports-loving child to read this brilliant assessment of the promise and peril that awaits them and their family, and to listen to her wise and thoughtful voice, I am confident that their bonds of love would be strengthened, and their fields of sport would become happier, safer, and more fulfilling places.

Brooke is a trustworthy messenger of essential knowledge for the many adults and children who are concerned to change the dangerous games of childhood. I wish that every pediatrician, school principal,and coach would read this book, too, because from their surprise and consternation at everything they didn't know, and their resolve to do something, would flow a parallel professional groundswell to involve and empower mothers."

Dept. of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; 
author, The Men They Will Become: The Nature and Nurture of Male Character 


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Ahead of the Game: The Parent's Guide To Youth Sports Concussion

Rosemarie Scolaro Moser's new book, Ahead of the Game: The Parent's Guide to Youth Sports Concussion (University Press of New England) is just what it says it is: a practical, no-nonsense guide for parents about sport concussions. Ahead of the Game

Moser brings to the subject matter a unique background: As a clinician who has treated hundreds if not thousands of concussed student-athletes at the Sports Concussion Center of New Jersey, she brings real world experience to the subject, not just as a neuropsychologist with specialized expertise on baseline and post-concussion neurocognitive testing but in the management and treatment of concussions, including the academic accommodations that are often needed during the sometimes long road to recovery.

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About Brooke de Lench

Brooke de LenchBrooke de Lench is Founder and Publisher of MomsTeam.com, author of Home Team Advantage: The Critical Role of Mothers in Youth Sports (New York: HarperCollins), and Producer/Director of the 2013 PBS documentary about reducing the risk of concussions in high school football, "The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer."   She is also Executive Director of MomsTEAM Institute, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. 

Since she launched MomsTEAM in August 2000, Brooke has dedicated her life to providing information to parents, coaches and health care professionals on a wide array of youth sports topics, from health, safety and nutrition to the psychology of parenting a young athlete, from ways in which parents and coaches can make youth sports less focused on winning games and more about having fun, to skill development and inclusion, the rules and buying information for more than 52 sports. Read more

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