By Lois Bontrager
Ohio Conference
Resource Advocate

Now available from MennoMedia: Overplayed: A Parent’s Guide to Sanity in the World of Youth Sports by David King And Margot Starbuck.

This book equips parents with concrete tips such as the following:

  • Encouraging kids to play a different sport for a season
  • Grabbing coffee with a friend during soccer practice (instead of staying to watch practice)
  • Encouraging children to care for other players
  • Befriending another parent on the sidelines

Key Features:

  • Challenges common myths about youth sports
  • Offers wisdom for families on decisions such as choosing leagues and how many seasons to play during the year
  • Bonus tips and relevant resources for parents, coaches and pastors
  • Free downloadable discussion guide

To order, go to

If you have questions about what resources are available from Mennonite agencies, contact Ohio Conference Resource Advocate Lois Bontrager at