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Game On: The Christian Parents’ Sports Survival Guide

Game On: The Christian Parents' Sports Survival Guide

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Publication Date: April 4, 2017

Digital Release: April 4, 2017

Publisher: Ripple Effect Press, LLC

Press Release: Game On

Game On: The Christian Parents' Sports Survival Guide



For years I couldn’t escape the anxiety that came with my children’s sports. The competitive atmosphere prevalent among parents often left me anxious, upset—even bitter. But all that changed when I defined why I wanted my kids playing. Instead of fretting about their performance, I saw opportunities for them to grow. Now I enjoy watching them play without letting politics, other parents, or my own unrealistic expectations get in the way.

Join me in exploring the realities of sports, the reasons parents get caught up in unhealthy competition, and strategies to keep the big picture in mind when we’re too close to the game. We can be composed and confident while our kids are in sports.

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Praise for Game On

“With concrete exercises to take away long after reading this book, Biblical examples to keep you grounded, and personal stories every sports-parent can relate to, Kemerer knocks it out of the park with this how-to manual on surviving the Game On years!”

~ Susan L. Tuttle, Christian author and homeschooling sports mom of three


“Kemerer’s Game On is like a life-preserver for those who are drowning in the drama and stress of youth sports. From page one, Kemerer challenged me to examine why I had my kids in sports in the first place. She addressed the big lie that most parents believe about youth sports, and then she finished with practical strategies on how to extend life-preserving grace to everyone, even in the middle of the chaos. Whether your child is just beginning tee-ball or is swamped by the tidal wave of high school sports, Game On will give you the tools to celebrate their victories and guide them through their struggles by seeking God’s perspective through it all.”

~ Janice Boekhoff, author of Crevice and mom to three sports-addicted kids.

“As soon as I saw the Table of Contents for Game On, I breathed a sigh of relief. I’m not alone on this emotional rollercoaster of youth sports! As a sports mom and wife of a baseball coach, I see all sides of the game. And as a Christian, I face the challenge of letting my light shine in the midst of the stress.

This book addresses a plethora of scenarios with the perfect mix of Biblical truth, humor, empathy, data, and practical help. In Game On, Jill Kemerer comes alongside the reader as both a mentor and peer. Her honesty is refreshing, and her experience lends credibility to her advice.

More than anything, I appreciate the reminder that these seasons are a short snapshot in the grand scheme of our kids’ lives. All sides of the coin are presented, allowing each parent to hone in on their own goals for their own children, rather than getting caught up in the expectations of others.

No matter what stage of youth sports you find yourself in, this book is a breath of fresh air and a light for the journey!”

Sarah Forgrave, wellness coach and author of Prayers for Hope and Healing

Free Printables

Feel free to download and print these resources. The Sample Corporate Letter is a guide for you to create your own. Simply type a document in a program such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs and modify the information in asterisks to reflect your team’s information.

Affirmations for the Tough Games
Bible Passages from Game On
Sample Corporate Sponsor Letter

Television and Newspaper Interviews

WTOL 11 Your Day with Amanda Fay (04/04/17)

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Rebecca Regnier’s Full Plate on 13abc (04/22/17)

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“Waterville Mother and Author Jill Kemerer Shares Game Plan for Christian Parents” by Karen Gerhardinger, The Mirror Newspaper (04/27/2017)

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