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Ready, Set, Play!
Ready, Set, Play!

Ready, Set, Play!

Parents and Children Bonding Through Sports
By Mark Schlereth, By Mark Preisler

JUVENILE NONFICTION

272 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Cloth, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $21.95)

ISBN 9781600783951

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2010)

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Overview

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.

Author Biography

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.

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Sports have bonded parents and children for many years, but technology and schedules have made it more difficult in today’s world. Parents have to make a concerted effort to encourage their children to  get onto the playing fields, but how?

Ready, Set, Play! Parents and Children Bonding Through Sports by ESPN sports analyst Mark Schlereth and ESPN Senior Coordinating  Producer  Mark Preisler is a starting point for any parent trying to have a stronger relationship with their child while teaching the importance of being physically active and the many lessons that sports can offer about life, teamwork and confidence.

Great names in sports share private and sometimes never before told stories about their childhood and their children. Sports enthusiasts will be enthralled by the intimacy of the tales, while the unique philosophies learned and lived by these icons will help families stay healthy and active together. Readers will hear practical advice and compelling stories from professional athletes including:
 
•Nolan Ryan
•Lou and Skip Holtz
•Laila Ali
•Grant Hill
•George Foreman
•Cal Ripken Jr.

Ready, Set, Play! will motivate readers to get off the couch and be active. Parents and children alike will not only benefit physically, but also mentally and, in turn, become closer as a family. It is a book that crosses genres and is both an excellent read for sports enthusiasts as well as for parents.  The structure and discipline associated with organized sports will teach valuable lessons that resonate throughout life. What are you waiting for? Get active with your kids now before it’s too late!

About the Authors:
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. Ask Mark about his proudest accomplishment, and he’ll say the time his wife, Lisa, and he have spent laughing, loving, and playing with their three kids, Alex, Daniel and Avery.

Mark Preisler is senior coordinating producer for ESPN’s Baseball Tonight. When not working, he enjoys spending as much time as possible with his daughter; Francesca; wife, Andrea; and his two labs, Walter and Howard. Running and playing is an important part of their daily routine. The Preislers live along the Farmington River in Connecticut.

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CONTACT: Natalie King, Triumph Books, 312-252-1252, n.king@triumphbooks.com