Here in the United States we are often too focused on how good our kids are in sports by the time they are twelve. Many young kids never find out how good an athlete they could have been because by the time they are sixteen years old the pressure on them over the years burns them out. They end up being "broken eggs." Drawing on his years of experience as a coach (he was Matt Biondi's personal coach at the 1992 Olympics) and in sport psychology, Tom Morin focuses on what we need to do to nurture young athletes, not burn them out. The book includes nine case study chapters devoted to athletes in a wide variety of sports as well as chapters filled with tips and guidelines specifically directed at athletes, parents, coaches, and clinicians.
"All Clemson coaches will have this book on their desk. Tom Morin provides a very practical approach based upon his personal experience as a coach and athlete in understanding how to develop today's athlete. I strongly recommend this as must reading for anyone involved with athletes at any level."
" Terry Don Phillips, Athletic Director, Clemson University
"As a parent and as an athlete, I saw far too many people take the love of sports away from their children. Tom Morin sets the perfect tone in this book, making sports a great experience for kids."
" Bobby Murcer, New York Yankees great
"This book should be required reading for men and women interested in coaching (at all levels). It should be as much a part of the coach hiring process as references and work experience."
" Rick Fowler, former Varsity Football, Basketball, Cross Country, and Wrestling coach, in Hot Psychology Magazine, April 2006
"The individual case studies were very thought-provoking and I found the tips for athletes, coaches and clinicians practical and useful."
" John Bales, President, Coaching Association of Canada
"Tom Morin's insights into the discipline of sports psychology are right on target. His case studies in No More Broken Eggs will be enlightening for any athlete who wants to improve the mental side of his or her sport."
" Rick Wolff, Chairman, The Center for Sports Parenting