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Alan Stein Jr. (@AlanSteinJr) is a world-renowned coach, speaker author and a father of three aspiring young athletes. He spent 15+ years working the highest performing basketball players on the planet, from Kevin Durant to Kobe Bryant, and now teaches audiences how to utilize the same strategies in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level. His first book Raise Your Game was a bestseller, and his new book (with co-author Rich Czeslawski) The Sideline: A Survival Guide for Youth Sports Parents has just been released. it is a short, power packed book designed to be handed to all the parents on your team so that they can best support their children, coaches and officials during their child’s journey. 

In or conversation today, we discuss what motivated him and Rich to write this book, why its not helpful for parents to coach from the sidelines, what to say to our kids post game or on the ride home, parent engagement strategies he has learned from coaching mentors, and the lessons he has learned parenting his own children. 

Connect with Alan @AlanSteinJr

The Sideline Book @TheSidelineBook


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