The Matheny Manifesto

The Matheny Manifesto
Author: Mike Matheny,Jerry B. Jenkins
Release: 2017-03-28
Editor: Crown
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9780553446722
Language: en
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St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny's New York Times bestselling manifesto about what parents, coaches, and athletes get wrong about sports; what we can do better; and how sports can teach eight keys to success in sports and life. Mike Matheny was just forty-one, without professional managerial experience and looking for a next step after a successful career as a Major League catcher, when he succeeded the legendary Tony La Russa as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012. While Matheny has enjoyed immediate success, leading the Cards to the postseason four times in his first four years−a Major League record−people have noticed something else about his life, something not measured in day-to-day results. Instead, it’s based on a frankly worded letter he wrote to the parents of a Little League team he coached, a cry for change that became an Internet sensation and eventually a “manifesto.” The tough-love philosophy Matheny expressed in the letter contained his throwback beliefs that authority should be respected, discipline and hard work rewarded, spiritual faith cultivated, family made a priority, and humility considered a virtue. In The Matheny Manifesto, he builds on his original letter by first diagnosing the problem at the heart of youth sports−it starts with parents and coaches−and then by offering a hopeful path forward. Along the way, he uses stories from his small-town childhood as well as his career as a player, coach, and manager to explore eight keys to success: leadership, confidence, teamwork, faith, class, character, toughness, and humility. From “The Coach Is Always Right, Even When He’s Wrong” to “Let Your Catcher Call the Game,” Matheny’s old-school advice might not always be popular or politically correct, but it works. His entertaining and deeply inspirational book will not only resonate with parents, coaches, and athletes, it will also be a powerful reminder, from one of the most successful new managers in the game, of what sports can teach us all about winning on the field and in life.

The Matheny Manifesto

The Matheny Manifesto
Author: Mike Matheny,Jerry B. Jenkins
Release: 2015-02-03
Editor: Crown
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780553446715
Language: en
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St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny's New York Times bestselling manifesto about what parents, coaches, and athletes get wrong about sports; what we can do better; and how sports can teach eight keys to success in sports and life. Mike Matheny was just forty-one, without professional managerial experience and looking for a next step after a successful career as a Major League catcher, when he succeeded the legendary Tony La Russa as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012. While Matheny has enjoyed immediate success, leading the Cards to the postseason four times in his first four years−a Major League record−people have noticed something else about his life, something not measured in day-to-day results. Instead, it’s based on a frankly worded letter he wrote to the parents of a Little League team he coached, a cry for change that became an Internet sensation and eventually a “manifesto.” The tough-love philosophy Matheny expressed in the letter contained his throwback beliefs that authority should be respected, discipline and hard work rewarded, spiritual faith cultivated, family made a priority, and humility considered a virtue. In The Matheny Manifesto, he builds on his original letter by first diagnosing the problem at the heart of youth sports−it starts with parents and coaches−and then by offering a hopeful path forward. Along the way, he uses stories from his small-town childhood as well as his career as a player, coach, and manager to explore eight keys to success: leadership, confidence, teamwork, faith, class, character, toughness, and humility. From “The Coach Is Always Right, Even When He’s Wrong” to “Let Your Catcher Call the Game,” Matheny’s old-school advice might not always be popular or politically correct, but it works. His entertaining and deeply inspirational book will not only resonate with parents, coaches, and athletes, it will also be a powerful reminder, from one of the most successful new managers in the game, of what sports can teach us all about winning on the field and in life.

The Matheny Manifesto

The Matheny Manifesto
Author: Mike Matheny,Jerry B. Jenkins
Release: 2015
Editor: Crown Pub
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9780553446692
Language: en
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Outlines the author's philosophies about a "throwback brand" of wisdom, as penned in a letter to the parents of a little league player, while tracing his appointment as a manager for the St. Louis Cardinals and his successful first seasons. 75,000 first printing.

What Drives Winning

What Drives Winning
Author: Anonim
Release: 2016-04-30
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0996226451
Language: en
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Home Game

Home Game
Author: Bret Boone,Kevin Cook
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9781101904909
Language: en
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"The first third-generation baseball player in Major League Baseball history provides a sometimes moving, always candid look at his family's 70 years in the world of professional baseball"--NoveList.

The Way of Baseball

The Way of Baseball
Author: Shawn Green
Release: 2012-06-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9781439191200
Language: en
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The author shares lessons he learned throughout his athletic career, explaining how he approached baseball philosophically and learned to be still, live in the present, and achieve mindfulness in spite of challenges and fame.

Raising an Athlete

Raising an Athlete
Author: Jack Perconte
Release: 2009-09-01
Editor: Second Base Pub
Pages: 175
ISBN: 0979356229
Language: en
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Through real-life examples and time-tested advice, this guide provides parents and coaches insights into how to deal with the challenges and pitfalls that arise as children progress in sports. From handling the inevitable tears and frustrations and honing the appropriate message for varying age ranges and skill levels to recognizing the real performance enhancers and how to keep burnout at bay, this handbook emphasizes integrity, hard work, and practice as well as the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership in players. Advice on using humor to relieve stress, overcoming adversity, and how to handle troublesome coaches is also included.

High Impact Life

High Impact Life
Author: Kelli Masters
Release: 2021-08-03
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Pages: 221
ISBN: 9781496444554
Language: en
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Who do you want to become? What kind of impact do you want to make—at work, in your community, in the world at large? What is the legacy you want to leave? These are the questions sports agent Kelli Masters asks each one of her players before their professional sports career begins. The first woman ever to represent a Top 5 pick in the NFL Draft, career success is a priority for Kelli—but even more, her agency was founded on helping her clients discover who God really called them to be, finding their true purpose in life beyond the field. Now, in High-Impact Life, Kelli brings that same passion to your life, helping you discover what you really need to succeed. Through her own personal story of becoming an agent in a male-dominated field, as well as through practical tips and tools, you’ll discover how to see who you truly are, live with significance, and find fulfillment and purpose in your everyday life, starting right where you are now. You are the first, last, and only you to ever exist. God gives each of us special skills, talents, and passions—and our job is to find a way to use them, not just for our own enjoyment but also to serve others, and in doing so, we serve God. High-Impact Life will equip you with what you need to turn your passions into a purpose-filled calling.

InSideOut Coaching

InSideOut Coaching
Author: Joe Ehrmann,Gregory Jordan
Release: 2011-08-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781439183007
Language: en
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In this inspirational yet practical book, the man Parade called “the most important coach in America,” subject of the national bestseller Season of Life, Joe Ehrmann, describes his coaching philosophy and explains how sports can transform lives at every level of play, from the earliest years to professional sports. Coaches have a tremendous platform, says Joe Ehrmann, a former Syracuse University All-American and NFL star. Perhaps second only to parents, coaches can impact young people as no one else can. But most coaches fail to do the teaching, mentoring, even life-saving intervention that their platform provides. Too many are transactional coaches; they focus solely on winning and meeting their personal needs. Some coaches, however, use their platform. They teach the Xs and Os, but also teach the Ys of life. They help young people grow into responsible adults; they leave a lasting legacy. These are the transformational coaches. These coaches change lives, and they also change society by helping to develop healthy men and women. InSideOut Coaching explains how to become a transformational coach. Coaches first have to “go inside” and articulate their reasons for coaching. Only those who have taken the InSideOut journey can become transformational. Joe Ehrmann provides examples of coaches in his life who took this journey and taught him how to find something bigger than himself in sports.He describes his own InSideOut experience, starting with the death of his beloved brother, which helped him understand how sports could transcend the playing field. He gives coaches the information and the tools they need to become transformational. Joe Ehrmann has taken his message about the extraordinary power of sports all over the country. It has been warmly endorsed by NFL head coaches, athletic directors at major universities, high school head coaches, even business groups and community organizations. Now any parent-coach or school or community coach can read Ehrmann’s message and learn how to make sports a life-changing experience.

Murder in Matheny

Murder in Matheny
Author: Monty Sands
Release: 2008-08-08
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 159
ISBN: 1892622254
Language: en
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In 1992, while working for the Tulare County Probation Department, assigned to the Tulare County Courthouse, I first ran across copies of transcripts of taped interviews with a murder suspect accused of murdering an ll year old girl. The case involved rape, sodomy, and brutal damage to the victim. The transcripts were captivating. Because of my duties, I couldn?t personally follow the trial which was still in progress, but I followed the case in the daily tabloids. Because of the length of the trials (and there was more than one) I eventually lost track of the proceedings until a conviction was finally rendered. It would take a decade and the ?Freedom of Information Act? before I gave thought to writing about April?s murder. The ?thought? would eventually give me reason to question my sanity. I had been doing research on April?s death for several months: death certificate, birth certificate, old newspaper articles, talking to old acquaintances at the Tulare County Sheriff?s Office. The work was interesting, but often tedious, boring labor. The process of compiling data is very impersonal and has no life of its own. Early in 2002, I decided to visit April?s grave at the Tulare District Cemetery, Tulare, California. I did my research prior to visiting the cemetery; April was located in the southeast section, marker 544. My daughter, Sheri, accompanied me for the purpose of photographing the site. We wandered around the approximate location with negative results, and decided to separate to cover more territory. After a short time, Sheri yelled out, ?Dad, her she is!? My knees almost buckled. I was shocked, what was going on? I didn?t move for a moment; it dawned on me slowly?April was no longer just an interesting story, set in black and white print, April was a person who had walked this earth. The steps I took towards the marker were small, and staggered. I looked down at the small marker bearing her name, pinched in tightly between two other headstones. APRIL HOLLEY-Apr. 24, 1977-Dec. 3, 1988 . You cannot etch in stone, ?Here lies a young child, taken early in her life by someone who decided she did not need to live any longer.? As I was getting ready to leave the cemetery, a couple of thoughts crossed my mind as I glanced down at the headstone one last time. On one side lay an uncle almost unknown to her, the other side a complete unknown. April would be forever alone. The second thought was a resolve to tell her story to the best of my limited ability.

Life Is Yours to Win

Life Is Yours to Win
Author: Augie Garrido
Release: 2012-04-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781439186947
Language: en
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A successful college baseball coach recounts his transition from a fear-based life to a rewarding career of passionate motivation, outlining the lessons he has learned about opportunity, courage, and failure.

Changing the Game

Changing the Game
Author: John O'Sullivan
Release: 2013-08-01
Editor: Morgan James Publishing
Pages: 225
ISBN: 9781614486473
Language: en
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PERPERience to take us behind the scenes of competitive youth sports, and demonstrates how they have changed from being a fun pastime to an ultra competitive, adult centered enterprise that is failing our children.

Underground Secrets to Faster Running

Underground Secrets to Faster Running
Author: Barry Ross
Release: 2005-11-02
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 92
ISBN: 9781411657359
Language: en
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High school phenomenon Allyson Felix used this strength training system to run the fastest 200 meters in the world in 2003. Based upon physiology and physics, it incorporates the most recent studies in running mechanics. This training program will dramatically increase running speed, jumping height and muscle power for all athletes.

More Than a Season

More Than a Season
Author: Dayton Moore,Matt Fulks,Alex Gordon,Ned Yost
Release: 2016-04-01
Editor: Triumph Books
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781633195479
Language: en
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Provides a blueprint for becoming a champion, both on and off the field When Dayton Moore arrived in Kansas City in 2006, the Royals hardly resembled a contender. The general manager inherited a major league club that had just one winning season in the previous decade. Moore, a Kansas native who grew up as a Royals fan, implemented a plan to return the franchise to its glory years. Though not without a few bumps in the road, that plan came to fruition in 2014 and 2015, as the Royals reached the World Series both years and were corned 2015 World Series champions. In More Than a Season, Moore shares how his faith and leadership principles guided his rebooting of the Royals. The general manager describes how he built one of baseball's best farm systems and international scouting departments of out nothing. He shares insight on how he persevered through six consecutive losing seasons and the critical response to controversial trades of Zack Greinke and Wil Myers—transactions that ultimately yielded the foundation of a champion. Full of never-before-told stories from inside the Royals organization More Than a Season features an introduction by William F. High, CEO of the National Christian Foundation Heartland. This updated edition features an all-new prologue and an additional chapter celebrating the 2015 World Series championship season.

The Baseball Drill Book

The Baseball Drill Book
Author: Bob Bennett,American Baseball Coaches Association
Release: 2004
Editor: Human Kinetics
Pages: 324
ISBN: 0736050833
Language: en
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Offers 198 activities for baseball players' training. Covers drills for warm-up, throwing, catching, base running, hitting, pitching, and fielding.

Ninety Percent Mental

Ninety Percent Mental
Author: Bob Tewksbury
Release: 2018-03-20
Editor: Da Capo Press
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780738234939
Language: en
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Former Major League pitcher and mental skills coach for two of baseball's legendary franchises (the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants) Bob Tewksbury takes fans inside the psychology of baseball. In Ninety Percent Mental, Bob Tewksbury shows readers a side of the game only he can provide, given his singular background as both a longtime MLB pitcher and a mental skills coach for two of the sport's most fabled franchises, the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants. Fans watching the game on television or even at the stadium don't have access to the mind games a pitcher must play in order to get through an at-bat, an inning, a game. Tewksbury explores the fascinating psychology behind baseball, such as how players use techniques of imagery, self-awareness, and strategic thinking to maximize performance, and how a pitcher's strategy changes throughout a game. He also offers an in-depth look into some of baseball's most monumental moments and intimate anecdotes from a "who's who" of the game, including legendary players who Tewksbury played with and against (such as Mark McGwire, Craig Biggio, and Greg Maddux), game-changing managers and executives (Joe Torre, Bruce Bochy, Brian Sabean), and current star players (Jon Lester, Anthony Rizzo, Andrew Miller, Rich Hill). With Tewksbury's esoteric knowledge as a thinking-fan's player and his expertise as a "baseball whisperer", this entertaining book is perfect for any fan who wants to see the game in a way he or she has never seen it before. Ninety Percent Mental will deliver an unprecedented look at the mound games and mind games of Major League Baseball.

Wherever I Wind Up

Wherever I Wind Up
Author: R.A. Dickey
Release: 2012-03-29
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781101561140
Language: en
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The perfect gift for baseball fans, now with a new epilogue by author R.A. Dickey, winner of the 2012 Cy Young award. "An astounding memoir—haunting and touching, courageous and wise."—Jeremy Schaap, bestselling author, Emmy award-winning journalist, ESPN In 1996, R.A. Dickey was the Texas Rangers’ much-heralded No. 1 draft choice. Then, a routine physical revealed that his right elbow was missing its ulnar collateral ligament, and his lifelong dream—along with his $810,000 signing bonus—was ripped away. Yet, despite twice being consigned to baseball’s scrap heap, Dickey battled back. Sustained by his Christian faith, the love of his wife and children, and a relentless quest for self-awareness, Dickey is now the starting pitcher for the Toronoto Blue Jays (he was previously a star pitcher for the New York Mets) and one of the National League’s premier players, as well as the winner of the 2012 Cy Young award. In Wherever I Wind Up, Dickey eloquently shares his quintessentially American tale of overcoming extraordinary odds to achieve a game, a career, and a life unlike any other.

Brands Win Championships

Brands Win Championships
Author: Jeremy Allen Darlow
Release: 2015-01-31
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 190
ISBN: 0990562204
Language: en
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Defense doesn't win championships. Defense wins games. Brands win championships. In ten years, the most consistently successful college athletic programs will be those with the strongest brands, not simply the strongest defense or most explosive offense from year to year. It's not just about x's and o's anymore. It about polarizing uniforms on the field and massive billboards in Times Square. It's about making your brand sexy to seventeen- and eighteen-year-old blue-chip athletes. And this is your guidebook on how to reach them. Inside, you'll find three simple brand-building steps that can take your program from bad to good or from good to great. Jeremy Darlow is a brand marketing professional who, during his time at adidas, has worked with schools like Notre Dame, Michigan, and UCLA, and athletes like Robert Griffin III, Dwight Howard, and Lionel Messi. He works to help NCAA athletic programs and athletes build and elevate their brands to elite levels. *** "A must-read for anyone in sports marketing. This book sees the future and shows you how to get there." - Nate Scott, USA TODAY Sports, For the Win "Win or lose, here's how to build a national reputation for your college sports brand" - Al Ries, Author, Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind "Brands Win Championships offers a practical primer on how to build your brand with story and perception" - Tim Newcomb, Sports Illustrated "Die hard fans-that one concept, that one overlooked idea-is just one of the big ideas you'll find inside this book that's not actually about sports " - Seth Godin, Author, Linchpin

5 6 7 Dad Baseball Edition

5 6 7 Dad   Baseball Edition
Author: Paul Reddick
Release: 2017-07-31
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 132
ISBN: 1973781700
Language: en
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The 5-6-7 Dad: Baseball Edition teaches you techniques that unleash your son's full potential as an athlete without compromising his development as a young adult and without sacrificing your relationship with him. Not a book about playing better baseball, but if you use these steps you'll play better baseball. Use the lessons and examples you're about to learn to be the father your son needs to achieve performance performance in baseball and in life while building a life-long foundation of trust and respect he'll appreciate now and in the future.

John T Reed s Youth Baseball Coaching

John T  Reed s Youth Baseball Coaching
Author: John T. Reed
Release: 2000
Editor: Jt Reed Pub
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0939224380
Language: en
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In this guide for youth baseball coaches, experienced coach John T. Reed demonstrates how he has achieved extraordinary results by focusing on players' innate skills in areas such as base running, waiting for a good pitch, and fielding.