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LITERARY LOCALS | Dr. Robert Weil and Sharkie Zartman

Literary Locals, Glancer Magazine, July 2018


There are so many tough decisions now for parents whose children want to participate in sports: how to choose the right program, how to help coach them, preventing injuries.

Dr. Robert Weil, an original New Yorker with an office in Aurora is a sports podiatrist that has helped many elite athletes and hosts the radio show, “The Sports Doctor”. His co-author, Sharkie Zartman, is a former All-American volleyball player and former member of the U.S. National team. They have combined their expertise into one book designed to help parents navigate through youth sports programs.

#HeySportsParents is broken down in four sections. The first section, written by Sharkie, is Sports Parenting 101 which includes choosing the right program, nutritional guidelines, college recruiting and stress management.

“The next section,” says Dr. Bob, “is called The Sports Doctor is In. I talk about overtraining, sports and drugs, the importance of the right shoes and orthotics, and the very real risks of contact football for kids.” The third and fourth section highlight various experts in youth sports and parenting.

Dr. Bob and Sharkie met years ago when they both hosted shows for the same radio network. “We thought this book would be a great resource because of our different professional perspectives,” says Sharkie.

You can find #HeySportsParents on Amazon, Kindle, and Ingram, and watch for a signing this summer at Anderson’s Bookshop.

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