Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life
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A story with a big heart about a boy, a coach, the game of baseball, and the game of life.
"There are teachers with a rare ability to enter a child's mind; it's as if their ability to get there at all gives them the right to stay forever." There was a turning point in Michael Lewis's life, in a baseball game when he was fourteen years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand with the game on the line and managed to convey such confident trust in Lewis's ability that the boy had no choice but to live up to it. "I didn't have words for it then, but I do now: I am about to show the world, and myself, what I can do." The coach's message was not simply about winning but about self-respect, sacrifice, courage, and endurance. In some ways, and now thirty years later, Lewis still finds himself trying to measure up to what Coach Fitz expected of him.
From Publishers Weekly
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Great one hour read! I've made this book mandatory reading for all parents on my soccer teams.
Great read about how a great coach can influence your life and how todays parents shelter athletes from "learning" on their own.
96 pages of awesome.
Only 21 pages came with my download and most of those are blank - literally zero content to this book.
- Category: Coaching
- Published: Apr 17, 2005
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
- Seller: W. W. Norton
- Print Length: 96 Pages
- Language: English