"The Car Ride Home"
by Mike Bergstrom

A Book Every Parent Should Read


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"I just 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

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Mike Bergstrom
Author of
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 about. 

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.  

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The Car Ride Home, a book about You, Your Child & Youth Sports

Mike Bergstrom, Speaker and Author of "The Car Ride Home"

“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,

Bringing Perspective Back to the Game,
Giving the Game Back to the Kids

What Others Say

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.
Dave Brown
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!
Margaret Hedlund,
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."
Neal Clement
Coach and Soccer Board President

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