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Raising A Pro”: A Comprehensive Guide to Nurturing Young Athletes by LaKita Gantz

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In the fast-paced and competitive landscape of youth sports, the role of parents and coaches is more pivotal than ever. LaKita Gantz, a seasoned expert in sports leadership, is delighted to announce the release of her latest book, “Raising A Pro.” This self-help guide is tailored to parents and coaches, offering invaluable insights and strategies for navigating the complex world of youth sports and fostering positive development in young athletes.

One of the key aspects covered in “Raising A Pro” is the importance of creating a supportive and encouraging environment at home. LaKita shares practical tips on how parents and coaches can contribute to building a positive atmosphere that enhances a child’s confidence and self-esteem, both on and off the field or court.

Communication is the cornerstone of successful relationships, and in the context of youth sports, it is crucial for parents, coaches, and young athletes alike. The book explores effective communication strategies that promote open dialogue and understanding, strengthening both parent-child and coach-parent relationships.

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Navigating Success and Failure: “Raising A Pro” delves into the critical aspect of teaching resilience and coping skills to young athletes. LaKita draws on her extensive experience to provide guidance on helping young athletes navigate both success and failure with grace and determination, contributing to their overall emotional well-being.

Striking a balance between academic and athletic commitments is a common challenge for young athletes. The book offers practical tips for parents and coaches to assist young athletes in managing their time effectively, promoting a well-rounded and healthy lifestyle that supports both their academic and athletic pursuits.

Mental toughness is a key component of success in sports, and “Raising A Pro” explores techniques to develop this quality in young athletes. LaKita provides actionable exercises and insights to help young athletes overcome challenges, stay focused, and perform at their best under pressure.

LaKita Gantz has crafted a user-friendly guide that combines expert advice, real-life anecdotes, and actionable exercises. Whether readers are new to the world of youth sports or seasoned sports parents and coaches, “Raising A Pro” proves to be an indispensable resource for anyone looking to support their child’s athletic journey while fostering personal growth.

Availability: “Raising A Pro” is now available for purchase on LaKita Gantz’s official website,, as well as major online retailers such as Amazon. Don’t miss the opportunity to delve into this comprehensive guide and empower the young athletes in your life with the tools they need for success on and off the field.

Written by Landon Buford

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