From a sports agent’s perspective, Ernie DiStefano provides parents, coaches, and athletes with the information necessary to promote an athlete’s overall well-being and athletic success and to assist student-athletes by explaining steps to achieving a collegiate sports career. To further instruct readers, several successful collegiate athletes share their stories. The author writes about his personal experiences as a sports parent of a successful collegiate and professional athlete. He underscores the philosophy that athletes who are well focused in all areas of their goals and their lives will also have a better opportunity to be successful in their sports endeavors.
“This is a must read for any parent of an athlete, for any coach of youth sports and anyone who cares about seeing how we can all do a better job nurturing the young athlete to enjoy the journey through sports for a lifetime.”
—Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, President and Founder of Sports Management WorldWide
“Read this book and you will gain insight into what makes a happy athlete and how you can contribute to that end.”
—Sally Sullivan, Former tennis pro and former sports agent for Venus and Serena Williams
Ernie DiStefano of Delaware has worked in the criminal justice system for 23 years, during which time he has counseled and coached juvenile and adult offenders. Author of several books, essays, and articles, his specialties are sports, coaching, and self-help. He has embarked on a career as a sports agent, applying principles promoting an athlete’s overall well-being in addition to promoting an athlete’s professional success.