Praise for Home Team Advantage:
"Already, because of Brooke de Lench's inspiration and dedication, a powerful movement of mothers dedicated to improving youth sports has taken form.
This immensely readable book assembles brilliantly the most important lessons she has learned, from parents and children on the edges of danger, as well as respected athletes, educators, physicians, trainers, and coaches.
Were every mother of a sports-loving child to read this brilliant assessment of the promise and peril that awaits them and their family, and to listen to her wise and thoughtful voice, I am confident that their bonds of love would be strengthened, and their fields of sport would become happier, safer, and more fulfilling places.
Brooke is a trustworthy messenger of essential knowledge for the many adults and children who are concerned to change the dangerous games of childhood. I wish that every pediatrician, school principal, and coach would read this book, too, because from their surprise and consternation at everything they didn't know, and their resolve to do something, would flow a parallel professional groundswell to involve and empower mothers."
~ ELI H. NEWBERGER, M.D.
Dept. of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School;
author, The Men They Will Become: The Nature and Nurture of Male Character