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Rude awakenings and disappointments may lie ahead for many parents who think their child is a sport prodigy. Parents may spend buckets of money to chase a dream for their kids that simply may not be realistic or attainable. And many do.
The true stories and statistics relate to many sports. The authors of Selling the Dream reveal a system in sports, driven by unrealistic expectations of a financial windfall, where minor-hockey fees and new sticks for kids are deemed "investments" -- and where there is no shortage of entrepreneurs more than happy to take money from starry-It’s extremely rare for the young minor hockey prodigy to become a junior first round pick; or for the college star to find fame and a long career of riches. Kids are even being signed by University’s before they reach high school. But at what cost to their childhood and family life?
Selling the Dream is not just for hockey parents either. Co-Author of the book, Jim Parcels, talks about the pursuit of the dream and the likeliness of becoming a pro athlete - or not. Listen to this encore presentation on Wednesday July 24 @ 7PM EST at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, or email in advance.
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