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Sports Success Rx! Your Child’s Prescription for the Best Experience

How to Maximize Potential AND Minimize Pressure

Paul R. Stricker, MD, FAAP

$ 15.95
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Too often, excessive pressure to compete can result in overuse injuries, overwhelming stress, and burn out among young athletes.

Written by a pediatrician who is also board-certified in sports medicine, this book shows caretakers:

  • How young bodies develop for sports
  • Age-appropriate skills
  • Proper conditioning and how it works on a cellular level
  • Why some kids compete to win attention
  • Safer ways to help kids perform better
  • Positive and negative impact on young psyches
  • Strategies to overcome obesity and inactivity

It’s a great way to help parents redefine success and provide a better, safer sports experience!


“This book is an absolute MUST-read for every parent out there. Success is a journey through life, and this book takes us on a great journey helping parents to guide their kids to be the best they can be in life.”  Lenny Krayzelburg, four-time Olympic Gold Medalist in Swimming

“[A] must-read for all parents who wish to successfully introduce their children to the world of organized sports.”  James C. Puffer, MD, former Professor and Chief, Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine

About the author

Paul R. Stricker, MD, FAAP

Paul R. Stricker, MD, FAAP, is a pediatric and adolescent sports medicine specialist and one of a small number of pediatricians board-certified in sports medicine. In 2000, he was selected by the US Olympic Committee as the first pediatrician on the medical staff for a Summer Olympics delegation. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness and was the 2006-2007 president of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. 

Dr. Stricker has been selected as one of America’s Top Pediatricians and America’s Best Doctors and has been cited in such national publications as US News & World Report, USA Today, parenting magazines. He has been featured on ESPN and other television programs discussing ways to increase activity and decrease sports pressure for children and teenagers.  He currently resides and has his medical practice in San Diego, CA, at Scripps Clinic, an internationally recognized multi-specialty medical group and clinical research institution.