cruised through Chapter 4 of the book, it was wonderful and insightful.
Right on the mark. I especially liked the reminder about cheering
when things are not going well and remembering the kids who aren't
stars.....and ice cream after a loss is precious."
- Ruth Nicholson Siguenza, Parent
Book the Author
Speaker & Writer
The Car Ride Home
Engaging… Entertaining… Humorous… Informative…
Parent, Husband, grandparent, coach, board member and former
youth player, it is these life experiences that allow Mike
Bergstrom to speak with so much passion and conviction about
helping our children get the most out of youth sports.
Mike has been working with youth for over 27 years and in that
time has seen a disturbing trend of too many parents losing
perspective and making it hard for our kids to enjoy youth
sports. Making the game fun for kids again is what Mike is all
Mike has a very entertaining and thought provoking way of
sharing his ideas and thoughts as to what needs to happen so we
as parents can truly enjoy this once in a lifetime opportunity
of youth sports with our kids.
“I look forward to sharing my thoughts and ideas with
your organization. Together we can put everyone on the
same page: parents, players and coaches. Together we can
give the game back to the kids!”
All My Best,
Perspective Back to the Game,
Giving the Game Back to the Kids
Through my work I
get to hear many keynote speakers who are business leaders in
the community, including leading politicians and CEO’s of
Fortune 500 companies. They all could learn something from Mike
in terms of storytelling, humor and engaging an audience. As a
parent (and grandparent) as well as a longtime coach, Mike
speaks with authority on parenting and youth sports. More
importantly, your audience will want to hear Mike talk as he is
one of the funniest, most engaging speakers you’ll have the
pleasure of listening to.
Select Soccer Coach & Coaching Director
Mike’s book will hit a homerun with all parents whose children
participate in any activity, not just sports. I have personally
seen many of the examples Mike mentions in his book during the
past 30 years while my own children were involved in youth
sports. Mike is an entertaining and informative speaker as he
presents his book for listening audiences. Everyone will want a
copy of the book not just for themselves, but for someone they
know who could use it!
Board Member & Tournament Director
"In the 30+ years I have known Mike, I have had the good fortune
to compete with him and coach along side him many, many times.
Mike's ability to communicate the essence and importance of
competition for today's youth, along with relaying the
importance of positive and nurturing guidance to parent's of
young athletes is remarkable. His combination of humor and
experience keeps his audiences engaged and entertained, and
leaves them walking away with not only a smile but valuable
knowledge that can be applied to daily life."
Coach and Soccer Board President