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Coach

4 ratings

Summary

"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' life, in a baseball game when he was 14 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 30 years later, Lewis still finds himself trying to measure up to what Coach Fitz expected of him.

©2005 Michael Lewis (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

Length: 57 mins
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Eleven Rings

100 ratings

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During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. Even more important, he succeeded in never wavering from coaching his way, from a place of deep values. Jackson was tagged as the "Zen master" half in jest by sportswriters, but the nickname speaks to an important truth: this is a coach who inspired, not goaded; who led by awakening and challenging the better angels of his players' nature, not their egos, fear, or greed. This is the story of a preacher's kid from North Dakota who grew up to be one of the most innovative leaders of our time. In his quest to reinvent himself, Jackson explored everything from humanistic psychology and Native American philosophy to Zen meditation. In the process, he developed a new approach to leadership based on freedom, authenticity, and selfless teamwork that turned the hypercompetitive world of professional sports on its head. In Eleven Rings, Jackson candidly describes how he: Learned the secrets of mindfulness and team chemistry while playing for the champion New York Knicks in the 1970s Managed Michael Jordan, the greatest player in the world, and got him to embrace selflessness, even if it meant losing a scoring title Forged successful teams out of players of varying abilities by getting them to trust one another and perform in sync Inspired Dennis Rodman and other "uncoachable" personalities to devote themselves to something larger than themselves Transformed Kobe Bryant from a rebellious teenager into a mature leader of a championship team. Eleven times, Jackson led his teams to the ultimate goal: the NBA championship - six times with the Chicago Bulls and five times with the Los Angeles Lakers. We all know the legendary stars on those teams, or think we do. What Eleven Rings shows us, however, is that when it comes to the most important lessons, we don't know very much at all. This book is full of revelations: about fascinating personalities and their drive to win; about the wellsprings of motivation and competition at the highest levels; and about what it takes to bring out the best in ourselves and others.

©2013 Phil Jackson & Hugh Delehanty (P)2013 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Matt Walton
Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
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Miracles on the Hardwood

Summary

Discover the David vs. Goliath rise of Catholic college basketball, from Villanova to Georgetown to Gonzaga, where small schools perennially shoot past the big power conference programs.

©2021 John Gasaway (P)2021 Twelve

Narrator: Adam Verner
Author: John Gasaway
Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
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The Sports Gene

73 ratings

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"In high school, I wondered whether the Jamaican Americans who made our track team so successful might carry some special speed gene from their tiny island. In college, I ran against Kenyans, and wondered whether endurance genes might have traveled with them from East Africa. At the same time, I began to notice that a training group on my team could consist of five men who run next to one another, stride for stride, day after day, and nonetheless turn out five entirely different runners. How could this be?" We all knew a star athlete in high school. The one who made it look so easy. He was the starting quarterback and shortstop; she was the all-state point guard and high-jumper. Naturals. Or were they? The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training? The truth is far messier than a simple dichotomy between nature and nurture. In the decade since the sequencing of the human genome, researchers have slowly begun to uncover how the relationship between biological endowments and a competitor’s training environment affects athleticism. Sports scientists have gradually entered the era of modern genetic research. In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success, Sports Illustrated senior writer David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving this great riddle.

©2013 David Epstein (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC

Narrator: David Epstein
Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
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Belichick

21 ratings

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From a New York Times best-selling author, the definitive biography of the NFL’s most enigmatic, controversial, and yet successful coach, Bill Belichick.   Bill Belichick is perhaps the most fascinating figure in the NFL - the infamously dour face of one of the winningest franchises in sports. As head coach of the New England Patriots, he’s led the team to five Super Bowl championship trophies. In this revelatory new and robust biography, listeners will come to understand and see Belichick’s full life in football, from watching Naval Academy games as a kid with his player-scout father, to masterminding two Super Bowl-winning game plans as defensive coordinator for the Giants, and to his dramatic leap to the Patriots, where he has made history.      Veteran sports writer and award-winning author Ian O’Connor delves into the mind of the man who has earned a place among coaching legends like Lombardi, Halas, and Paul Brown, presenting sides of Belichick that have previously been unexplored. O’Connor discovers how this legendary coach shaped the people he met and worked with in ways perhaps even Belichick himself doesn’t know.  Those who follow and love pro football know Bill Belichick only as the hooded genius of the Patriots, a team shrouded in victory and controversy. But there is so much more - from the hidden tensions and deep layers to his relationship with Tom Brady, to his sometimes frosty dealings with owner Robert Kraft, and to the surprising camaraderie he shares with the team. This is a man who has many facets and, ultimately, has created a notorious football dynasty.  Based on exhaustive research and countless interviews, this audiobook circles around Belichick to tell his full story for the first time and presents an incisive portrait of a mastermind at work.

©2018 Ian O'Connor (P)2018 Recorded Books

Narrator: Brian Hutchison
Author: Ian O'Connor
Length: 21 hrs and 19 mins
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Instant Replay

Summary

This classic sports book takes listeners inside the 1967 season of the Green Bay Packers, following that storied team from training camp to their dramatic victory in Super Bowl II. Candid and often amusing, Jerry Kramer describes from a player's perspective a bygone era of sports, filled with blood, grit, and tears. No game better exemplifies this period than the classic "Ice Bowl" conference championship game between the Packers and the Dallas Cowboys, which Kramer, who made the crucial block in the climactic play, describes in thrilling detail. We also get a rare and insightful view of the Packers' legendary leader, coach Vince Lombardi. As vivid and engaging as it was when it was first published, Instant Replay is an irreplaceable reminder of the glory days of pro football.

©2008 Jerry Kramer (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks

Narrator: John Pruden
Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
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Gridiron Genius

47 ratings

Summary

Former NFL general manager and three-time Super Bowl-winner Michael Lombardi reveals what makes football organizations tick at the championship level. From personnel to practice to game-day decisions that win titles, Lombardi shares what he learned working with coaching legends Bill Walsh of the 49ers, Al Davis of the Raiders, and Bill Belichick of the Patriots, among others, during his three decades in football. Why do some NFL franchises dominate year after year while others can never crack the code of success? For 30 years, Michael Lombardi had a front-row seat and full access as three titans - Bill Walsh, Al Davis, and Bill Belichick - reinvented the game, turning it into a national obsession while piling up Super Bowl trophies. Now, in Gridiron Genius, Lombardi provides the blueprint that makes a successful organization click and win - and the mistakes unsuccessful organizations make that keep them on the losing side time and again.  In reality, very few coaches understand the philosophies, attention to detail, and massive commitment that defined NFL juggernauts like the 49ers and the Patriots. The best organizations are not just employing players, they are building something bigger. Gridiron Genius will explain how the best leaders evaluate, acquire, and utilize personnel in ways other professional minds, football and otherwise, won't even contemplate. How do you know when to trade a player? How do you create a positive atmosphere when everyone is out to maximize his own paycheck? And why is the tight end like the knight on a chessboard?  To some, game-planning consists only of designing an attack for the next opponent. But Lombardi explains how the smartest leaders script everything: from an afternoon's special-teams practice to a season's playoff run to a decade-long organizational blueprint. Listeners will delight in the Lombardi tour of an NFL weekend, including what really goes on during the game on and off the field and inside the headset. First stop: Belichick's Saturday-night staff meeting, where he announces how the game will go the next day. Spoiler alert: He always nails it. Football dynasties are built through massive attention to detail and unwavering commitment. From how to build a team, to how to watch a game, to understanding the essential qualities of great leaders, Gridiron Genius gives football fans the knowledge to be the smartest person in the room every Sunday.

©2018 Michael Lombardi (P)2018 Random House Audio

Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
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Rapture

66 ratings

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Nick Nurse distills the wisdom, insight, and experiences that helped him lead the Toronto Raptors to the NBA championship in his first year as head coach. Foreword by Phil Jackson. NBA fans had low expectations for rookie coach Nick Nurse and his Toronto Raptors. But what those naysayers didn't realize was that Nurse had spent the past 30 years proving himself at every level of the game, from youth programs and college ball to the NBA D League and Britain's struggling pro circuit. While few coaches have taken such a circuitous path to pro basketball's promised land, the journey - which began at Kuemper Catholic high school in Carroll, Iowa - forged a coach who proved to be as unshakable as he is personable.  On the road, he is known to bring his guitar and keyboard for late-night jazz and blues sessions. In the locker room, he's steadfast and even-keeled regardless of the score. On the court, he pulls out old-school tactics with astounding success. A rookie in name but a veteran in attitude, Nurse is seemingly above the chaos of the game and, with only two seasons on his résumé, has already established himself as one of the NBA's most admired head coaches.  Now, in this revealing new book - equal parts personal memoir, leadership mani­festo, and philosophical meditation - Nurse tells his own story. Given unprecedented access inside the Raptors' locker room, listeners get an intimate study of not only the team culture he has built, but also of a rookie coach's unique dynamic with the star players - such as Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Low­ry, and Pascal Siakam - who helped trail­blaze the 2019 championship run. As much for listeners of Ray Dalio as for fans of John Wooden and Pat Summitt, Rapture promis­es to be a necessary listen for anyone looking to forge their own path to success. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Nick Nurse, Michael Sokolove and Phil Jackson (P)2020 Little, Brown & Company

Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
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Mastering Golf's Mental Game

20 ratings

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To be a golfer is to tinker - with everything from equipment to grip to swing. But one thing most players don't give enough attention to is the mental game. Psychologists aren't a new phenomenon in golf, but Dr. Michael Lardon is a different breed of performance coach. Instead of sending his players into a losing battle against emotion, indecision, and fear on the golf course, he shows them how to organize their thoughts and use them for maximum performance. His step-by-step Pre-Shot Pyramid provides any player with the ideal blueprint for shot setup, and his revolutionary Mental Scorecard will give you the tools to accurately measure what you really do on the golf course. You will learn the same techniques that Dr. Lardon shares with Phil Mickelson and dozens of other tour players, including the tools that helped Mickelson right himself after the 2012 U.S. Open to win the British Open a month later with a historic final round. Mastering Golf's Mental Game will change the way you think about golf, and is a must-listen for any player serious about shooting better scores and getting more enjoyment out of the game. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2014 Michael Lardon (P)2014 Tantor

Narrator: Danny Campbell
Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
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The Quarterback Whisperer

4 ratings

Summary

What is an elite NFL QB, and what separates that player from the others? One answer is the coach they share. In the recent history of the biggest game on earth, one man is the common thread that connects several of the very best in the sport: Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Luck, and the resurgent Carson Palmer. That coach is Bruce Arians. A larger than life visionary who trained under the tutelage of Bear Bryant, Arians has had a major impact on the development and success of each of these players. For proof beyond the stats, go to the sources. Known around the game as the "quarterback whisperer", Arians has an uncanny ability both to personally connect with his quarterbacks and to locate what the individual triggers are for that player to succeed. No two quarterbacks are the same. And yet with Arians, they always share success. In this book Arians will explain how he does it. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Bruce Arians (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Pete Larkin
Author: Bruce Arians
Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
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Be a Player

19 ratings

Summary

Golf is a beloved yet technical game, so a sound swing and precise technique are essential. Most golfers who want to improve their skills go to the range and work painstakingly on their swings, not realizing it's often their performance state on the course that needs work, not their technique. Simple things such as awareness of your balance, tension, and tempo, as well as the ability to control mental, emotional, and social variables you encounter while playing, can quickly take your game to a new performance level. Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott, founders of VISION54's groundbreaking and innovative golf program, are here to help. Aimed at both the weekend golfer and the advanced player, each chapter presents a series of "human skills" - including assignments, explorations, and mini lessons - that strip away the complexity surrounding swing technique and playing consistency - the conditional variations that plague golfers. Be a Player is a must-listen for any golfer who wants to unite technical skills and on-course performance seamlessly and effectively. With this cutting-edge book, you will become a true student of VISION54 and a better player on the course...where it matters most!

©2017 Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Gabra Zackman
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
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The Cubs Way

13 ratings

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With inside access and reporting, Sports Illustrated senior baseball writer and FOX Sports analyst Tom Verducci reveals how Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon built, led, and inspired the Chicago Cubs team that broke the longest championship drought in sports, chronicling their epic journey to become World Series champions. It took 108 years, but it really happened. The Chicago Cubs are once again World Series champions.  How did a team composed of unknown young players and supposedly washed-up veterans come together to break the Curse of the Billy Goat? Tom Verducci, twice named National Sportswriter of the Year and cowriter of The Yankee Years with Joe Torre, will have full access to team president Theo Epstein, manager Joe Maddon, and the players to tell the story of the Cubs' transformation from perennial underachievers to the best team in baseball.  Beginning with Epstein's first year with the team in 2011, Verducci will show how Epstein went beyond "Moneyball" thinking to turn around the franchise. Leading the organization with a manual called "The Cubs Way", he focused on the mental side of the game as much as the physical, emphasizing chemistry as well as statistics.  To accomplish his goal, Epstein needed manager Joe Maddon, an eccentric innovator, as his counterweight on the Cubs' bench. A man who encourages themed road trips and late-arrival game days to loosen up his team, Maddon mixed New Age thinking with Old School leadership to help his players find their edge.  The Cubs Way takes listeners behind the scenes, chronicling how key players like Rizzo, Russell, Lester, and Arrieta were deftly brought into the organization by Epstein and coached by Maddon to outperform expectations. Together, Epstein and Maddon proved that clubhouse culture is as important as on-base percentage and that intangible components like personality, vibe, and positive energy are necessary for a team to perform to their fullest potential.  Verducci chronicles the playoff run that culminated in an instant classic Game Seven. He takes a broader look at the history of baseball in Chicago and the almost supernatural element to the team's repeated loses that kept fans suffering but also served to strengthen their loyalty.  The Cubs Way is a celebration of an iconic team and its journey to a World Championship that fans and listeners will cherish for years to come. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Tom Verducci (P)2017 Random House Audio

Narrator: Tom Verducci
Author: Tom Verducci
Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
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Building Mental Toughness in Sport

Summary

Building Mental Toughness in Sport: An Introduction into Sports Psychology for Athletes. The power to become better, greater, more refined versions of ourselves is something that each one of us possesses. It is a power with which we are born, like infinite gold inside the equally infinite mine shafts that are our minds. Now, to get at that gold - there is the rub. Since time immemorial people have struggled to manage the darkness within themselves. How do we reckon our possibilities with our capabilities? How do we overcome the difficulties within? How do we shake off the invisible sandbags that seem to drag us down and run faster, jump higher, push harder? The answers to these questions and more lie within the audio of Building Mental Toughness in Sport, Benjamin Bonetti's groundbreaking self-development text that will take you further into the depths of yourself than you have ever gone before. Find your imperfections and then blast them away: this audiobook will show you the way and put you on a path toward reaching your ultimate potential. All you must do is follow the instructions contained herein and perform the exercises, and improvement can be yours. This is the next chapter of your athletic career. Are you ready to begin? Benjamin Bonetti is a leading sports performance coach and author of several best-selling books, including the UK's best-selling How to Stress Less and How to Change Your Life. "This introduction into increasing mental toughness is not designed to be the sole solution to your search for betterment but a thought-provoking tool. It is a snippet of what's available in our more comprehensive coaching platforms or The New Encyclopedia of Sports Psychology. (Benjamin) Bonus material included: 20-minute endurance coach meditation.

©2016 Benjamin Bonetti (P)2016 Benjamin Bonetti

Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
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Win Forever

16 ratings

Summary

"I know that I'll be evaluated in Seattle with wins and losses, as that is the nature of my profession for the last 35 years. But our record will not be what motivates me. Years ago I was asked, 'Pete, which is better: winning or competing?' My response was instantaneous: 'Competing...because it lasts longer.'" Pete Carroll is one of the most successful coaches in football today. As the head coach at USC, he brought the Trojans back to national prominence, amassing a 97-19 record over nine seasons. Now he shares the championship-winning philosophy that led USC to seven straight Pac-10 titles. This same mindset and culture will shape his program as he returns to the NFL to coach the Seattle Seahawks. Carroll developed his unique coaching style by trial and error over his career. He learned that you get better results by teaching instead of screaming, and by helping players grow as people, not just on the field. He learned that an upbeat, energetic atmosphere in the locker room can coexist with an unstoppable competitive drive. He learned why you should stop worrying about your opponents, why you should always act as if the whole world is watching, and many other contrarian insights. Carroll shows us how the Win Forever philosophy really works, both in NCAA Division I competition and in the NFL. He reveals how his recruiting strategies, training routines, and game-day rituals preserve a team's culture year after year, during championship seasons and disappointing seasons alike. Win Forever is about more than winning football games; it's about maximizing your potential in every aspect of your life. Carroll has taught business leaders facing tough challenges. He has helped troubled kids on the streets of Los Angeles through his foundation A Better LA. His words are true in any situation: "If you want to win forever, always compete."

©2010 Pete Carroll (P)2010 Penguin

Narrator: Pete Carroll
Author: Pete Carroll
Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
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Bill Belichick: On Personnel: His Thoughts on Building a Roster, Player Evaluation & Tom Brady

Summary

Bill Belichick: On Personnel

Bill Belichick in his own words!

This audiobook explores Belichick's thoughts on his players, the NFL, Tom Brady, and the skills needed to play each position. If you want to learn the insights that has guided the development of the Patriots then this audiobook will help you. Also, the chapter on Tom Brady will enable you to understand the dynamics behind one of the greatest player/coach relationships of all time. 

Buy this audiobook today! 

Here's a preview of what you'll learn:

Building a roster in the NFL

Thoughts on Tom Brady

What he thinks of opposing coaches

His thoughts on some of the best players in the NFL

How to scout players and evaluate prospects  

If you want to learn what Bill Belichick looks for when deciding how to draft or build a roster and his thoughts on some of the greatest players and coaches in the NFL then this audiobook is for you!

©2018 Pete Smith (P)2018 Pete Smith

Author: Pete Smith
Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Play Their Hearts Out

Summary

The NBA has returned to prominence on the backs of phenoms like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Garnett. The media promotes them, the shoe companies pay them, and America applauds. But how exactly do such players reach the pros? What do they give up to get there? And what happens to those who fall short? Drawing on eight years of reporting and telling the very specific tale of one talented young recruit, his coach, and his teammates, George Dohrmann immerses listeners in the world of grassroots basketball, where men hunt for future NBA stars and young boys and their parents navigate a tumultuous course in pursuit of basketball glory.

©2010 George Dohrmann (P)2010 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
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The Education of a Coach

2 ratings

Summary

More than six years after his death, David Halberstam remains one of this country's most respected journalists and revered authorities on American life and history in the years since WWII. A Pulitzer Prize winner for his groundbreaking reporting on the Vietnam War, Halberstam wrote more than 20 books, almost all of them best sellers. His work has stood the test of time and has become the standard by which all journalists measure themselves. Bill Belichick's 31 years in the NFL have been marked by amazing success - most recently with the New England Patriots. In this groundbreaking book, The Education of a Coach, David Halberstam explores the nuances of both the game and the man behind it. He uncovers what makes Bill Belichick tick both on and off the field.

©2012 David Halberstam (P)2015 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Tom Stechshulte
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
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Above the Line

9 ratings

Summary

Lessons on leadership and team building from Ohio State's head football coach, drawing heavily on the 2014 season and his team's remarkable run to the championship in the face of adversity. Since he took over at Bowling Green 14 years ago, Urban Frank Meyer III has established himself as one of the elite coaches in the annals of college football. With three national championships and a record of 142-26, he has achieved remarkable results with many teams. But it is Meyer's recent work at The Ohio State University that has elevated him into the realm of such iconic coaching names as Paul (Bear) Bryant, Knute Rockne, and OSU's own Woody Hayes. Never was that work more successful than in the 2014 season, which ended with Meyer's Buckeyes capturing the inaugural College Football Playoff Championship with a 42-20 victory over Oregon. That the triumph came with a third-string quarterback at the helm - and after OSU had suffered a brutal early season loss and endured the tragic loss of a teammate - only made the achievement that much more extraordinary. How did Ohio State, a school many thought did not even deserve to be in the playoffs, end up at the summit of college football? In Above the Line, Urban Meyer answers this question and many more. Pulling back the curtain on the high-profile, high-pressure world he operates in, he offers listeners a groundbreaking game plan for creating a culture of success that engages and inspires the people around them - the very game plan he followed every day in the Buckeyes' historic 2014 season. A student of psychology long before he became a coach, Meyer believes that trust is the bedrock of great achievements and healthy relationships and explains how to build it, step by step - whether in a team, a family, or a Fortune 500 company.

©2015 Urban Meyer (P)2015 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Jason Culp
Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Scotty

83 ratings

Summary

NATIONAL BEST SELLER

A hockey life like no other.

A hockey book like no other.

Scotty Bowman is recognized as the best coach in hockey history, and one of the greatest coaches in all of sports. He won more games and more Stanley Cups than anyone else. Remarkably, despite all the changes in hockey, he coached at the very top for more than four decades, his first Cup win and his last an astonishing 39 years apart. Yet perhaps most uniquely, different from anyone else who has ever lived or ever will again, he has experienced the best of hockey continuously since he was 14 years old. With his precious standing room pass to the Montreal Forum, he saw "Rocket" Richard play at his peak every Saturday night. He saw Gordie Howe as a 17-year-old just starting out. He scouted Bobby Orr as a 13-year-old in Parry Sound, Ontario. He coached Guy Lafleur and Mario Lemieux. He coached against Wayne Gretzky. For the past decade, as an advisor for the Chicago Blackhawks, he has watched Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, and Connor McDavid. He has seen it all up close. 

Ken Dryden was a Hall-of-Fame goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. His critically acclaimed and best-selling books have shaped the way we read and think about hockey. 

Now the player and coach who won five Stanley Cups together team up once again.

In Scotty, Dryden has given his coach a new test: Tell us about all these players and teams you've seen, but imagine yourself as their coach. Tell us about their weaknesses, not just their strengths. Tell us how you would coach them and coach against them. And then choose the top eight teams of all time, match them up against one another in a playoff series, and, separating the near-great from the great, tell us who would win. And why.

This book is about a life - a hockey life, a Canadian life, a life of achievement. It is Scotty Bowman in his natural element, behind the bench one more time.

©2019 Ken Dryden (P)2019 McClelland & Stewart

Narrator: Ken Dryden
Author: Ken Dryden
Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
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InSideOut Coaching

7 ratings

Summary

Joe Ehrmann, a former NFL standout, is a dynamic motivational speaker and seminar leader, addressing audiences nationwide about the unparalleled platform, power, and position coaches have to transform their players' lives and impact families, schools, and communities. Recognized for his revolutionary concepts of teambuilding, mentoring, and coaching, he was named one of the "100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America" by the Institute for International Sport. Ehrmann's coaching philosophy was described by Jeffrey Marx in the New York Times best seller Season of Life, and since the publication of that book, thousands of coaches have looked to Joe for advice about putting his philosophy into practice. InSideOut Coaching provides the critical information and tools they've been waiting for - the information to help coaches everywhere create more meaningful experiences for themselves and to maximize their impact on the lives of the athletes they coach.

©2011 Joe Ehrmann with Paula Ehrmann and Gregory Jordan (P)2011 Tantor

Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
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The Back Roads to March

Summary

Thirty years after changing the sports book landscape with his mega-hit, A Season on the Brink, number one New York Times best-selling author John Feinstein returns to his first love - college basketball - with a fascinating and compelling journey through a landscape of unsung, unpublicized and often unknown heroes of Division-1 college hoops. John Feinstein has already taken listeners into the inner circles of top college basketball programs in The Legends Club. This time, Feinstein pulls back the curtain on college basketball's lesser-known Cinderella stories - the smaller programs who no one expects to win, who have no chance of attracting the most coveted high school recruits, who rarely send their players on to the NBA. Feinstein follows a handful of players, coaches, and schools who dream, not of winning the NCAA tournament but of making it past their first or second round games. Every once in a while, one of these coaches or players is plucked from obscurity to continue on to lead a major team or to play professionally, cementing their status in these fiercely passionate fan bases as a legend. These are the gifted players who aren't handled with kid gloves - they're hardworking, gritty teammates who practice and party with everyone else. With his trademark humor and invaluable connections, John Feinstein reveals the big time programs you've never heard of, the bracket busters you didn't expect to cheer for, and the coaches who inspire them to take their teams to the next level.

©2020 John Feinstein (P)2020 Random House Audio

Narrator: John Feinstein
Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
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Pounding the Rock

Summary

Welcome to Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School, in a working-class corner of the Bronx, where a driven coach inspires his teams to win games and championships - and learn Russian history and graduate and go on to college. In 2006, the Fannie Lou Hamer Panthers basketball team was 0-18. Since 2007, the year Marc Skelton, a New Hampshire native, took over as head coach, the Panthers' record has been 228-68, and they've won three Public School Athletic League championships and one statewide championship. This tiny 400-student school has become a powerhouse on the basketball court, as well as a public education success story and a symbol of the regeneration of its once blighted neighborhood. In Pounding the Rock, Marc Skelton tells the thrilling story of the 2016-2017 season, as the Panthers seek to redeem an early exit from the playoffs the year before. But this is far more than a basketball story. It's a profile of a school that, against the odds, educates kids from the poorest congressional district in the country and sends the majority of them to college; of an unusual coach who studies the game with Talmudic intensity, demands as much of himself as he does of his players (a lot), and finds inspiration as much from Melville, Gogol, and Jacob Riis as from John Wooden; and of a squad of young men who battle against difficulties in life every day and who don't know how to quit. In a world of all too many downers, Pounding the Rock is one big up, on the court and off. All fans of basketball and of life will rise up and applaud.

©2019 Marc Skelton (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: Pete Larkin
Author: Marc Skelton
Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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I Came as a Shadow

4 ratings

Summary

The long-awaited autobiography from Georgetown University’s legendary coach, whose life on and off the basketball court threw America’s unresolved struggle with racial justice into sharp relief. John Thompson was never just a basketball coach, and I Came as a Shadow is categorically not just a basketball autobiography.  After three decades at the center of race and sports in America, the first Black head coach to win an NCAA championship makes the private public at last. Chockful of stories and moving beyond mere stats (and what stats! Three Final Fours, four times national coach of the year, seven Big East championships, 97 percent graduation rate), Thompson’s book drives us through his childhood under Jim Crow segregation to our current moment of racial reckoning. We experience riding shotgun with Celtics icon Red Auerbach and coaching NBA Hall of Famers like Patrick Ewing and Allen Iverson. How did he inspire the phrase “Hoya Paranoia”? You’ll see. And thawing his historically glacial stare, Thompson brings us into his negotiation with a DC drug kingpin in his players’ orbit in the 1980s, as well as behind the scenes of his years on the Nike board.  Thompson’s mother was a teacher who couldn’t teach because she was Black. His father could not read or write, so the only way he could identify different cements at the factory where he worked was to taste them. Their son grew up to be a man with his own life-sized statue in a building that bears his family’s name on a campus once kept afloat by the selling of 272 enslaved people. This is a great American story, and John Thompson’s experience sheds light on many of the issues roiling our nation. In this audiobook - a last gift from “Coach” - he proves himself to be the elder statesman whose final words college basketball and the country need to hear.  I Came as a Shadow is not a swan song, but a bullhorn blast from one of America’s most prominent sons. Huddle up.  A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company

©2020 John Thompson (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Chasing Excellence: A Story About Building the World's Fittest Athletes

132 ratings

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CrossFit trainer Ben Bergeron has helped build the world's fittest athletes, but he's not like other coaches. He believes that greatness is not for the elite few; that winning is a result, not a goal; and that character, not talent, is what makes a true champion. His powerful philosophy can help anyone excel at all aspects of life. Using the dramatic competition between the top contenders at the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games® as a background, Ben explores the step-by-step process of achieving excellence and the unique set of positive character traits necessary for leveling up to world-class. The mindset and methodology that have produced some of the greatest athletes in the world's most grueling sport can work equally well for golfers, lawyers, artists, entrepreneurs - anyone who's willing to commit totally to becoming better than the best. By Chasing Excellence, you'll discover how extraordinary it's possible for you to be.

©2017 Ben Bergeron (P)2017 Ben Bergeron

Narrator: Ben Bergeron
Author: Ben Bergeron
Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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Bill Belichick

1 rating

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Bill Belichick on football: Bill Belicheck in his own words! The origins of arguably the greatest coach in professional sports is explored through interviews with Bill Belichick. Learn what he has to say about the fundamentals of football and what he focuses on during practice planning and execution. Ultimately, if you want to win more football games, then your team has to be good in all three areas to include offense, defense, and special teams. This book breaks down his thoughts on all the areas of the game and will help you become a better coach! Get your copy today! Here is a preview of what you’ll learn: Coaching philosophy and origins Practice planning and fundamental football Game preparation X’s and O’s  Strategy and situations If you want an in-depth analysis of the philosophy of Bill Belichick, then this book is for you!

©2018 Pete Smith (P)2018 Pete Smith

Author: Pete Smith
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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The MVP Machine

15 ratings

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Move over, Moneyball - a cutting-edge look at major league baseball's next revolution: the high-tech quest to build better players.  As best-selling authors Ben Lindbergh and Travis Sawchik reveal in The MVP Machine, the Moneyball era is over. Fifteen years after Michael Lewis brought the Oakland Athletics' groundbreaking team-building strategies to light, every front office takes a data-driven approach to evaluating players, and the league's smarter teams no longer have a huge advantage in valuing past performance. Lindbergh and Sawchik's behind-the-scenes reporting reveals: How the 2017 Astros and 2018 Red Sox used cutting-edge technology to win the World Series. How undersized afterthoughts José Altuve and Mookie Betts became big sluggers and MVPs. How polarizing pitcher Trevor Bauer made himself a Cy Young contender. How new analytical tools have overturned traditional pitching and hitting techniques. How a wave of young talent is making MLB both better than ever and arguably worse to watch. Instead of out-drafting, out-signing, and out-trading their rivals, baseball's best minds have turned to out-developing opponents, gaining greater edges than ever by perfecting prospects and eking extra runs out of older athletes who were once written off. Lindbergh and Sawchik take us inside the transformation of former fringe hitters into home-run kings, show how washed-up pitchers have emerged as aces, and document how coaching and scouting are being turned upside down. The MVP Machine charts the future of a sport and offers a lesson that goes beyond baseball: Success stems not from focusing on finished products, but from making the most of untapped potential. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Ben Lindbergh and Travis Sawchik (P)2019 Basic Books

Narrator: Josh Hurley
Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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Hockey: Hockey Made Easy

2 ratings

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Caution: This Hockey Book Is So Effective That It Can Give You A Massive Advantage Over Your Competition! Whether you want to (1) play stronger and more skilled hockey, (2) be a star team member, or (3) discover the best strategies the professionals use to dominate, this audio book will teach you everything you need to know. Learn to love the game. Hockey is an incredibly fun and exciting sport. It makes for a great physical workout. Like most sports, mastering hockey skills takes time and practice, but the right techniques and strategies, you can easily transform you into a hardcore, unstoppable player, no matter what position you play. Maximize your time on the ice. Learning how to play hockey is easy and fun. With the right amount of grit and determination, you may even become a professional player with all its glory and riches. The key is to find the right combination of training and skill drills to build your strength, mental endurance, and reflexes. This audio book covers an incredible variety of strategies that can easily help you reach your “goals” and help your team win more often! Learn the game inside and out. Gain insider knowledge of hockey play and rules that will give you the competitive advantage! Skate circles around the competition Discover how to hone mind and body into a fearsome weapon that can help lead your team to victory after victory! Follow proven strategies – offered with step-by-step instructions – to train and play to win. Start enjoying the sounds of the cheering crowd! Get in the zone and start dominating on the ice: Buy It Now!

©2016 Ace McCloud (P)2016 Ace McCloud

Narrator: Joshua Mackey
Author: Ace McCloud
Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Ninety Percent Mental

7 ratings

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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. 

©2018 Bob Tewksbury and Scott Miller (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Bob Tewksbury
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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A Game Plan For Life: The Power of Mentoring

6 ratings

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From the legendary basketball coach who inspired generations of athletes and businesspeople, an inspiring book about the power of mentoring and being mentored. After eight books, many of them best sellers, A Game Plan for Life is the one closest to John Wooden's heart: a moving and inspirational guide to the power of mentorship. The first half focuses on the people who helped foster the values that carried Wooden through an incredibly successful and famously principled career, including his college coach, his wife, Abraham Lincoln, and Mother Teresa. The second half is built around interviews with some of the many people he mentored over the years, including Kareem Abdul- Jabbar, Bill Walton, fellow coaches, family members, and even a middle school coach in Canada. Their testimony takes readers inside the lessons Wooden taught to generations of players, bringing out the very best in them not just as athletes but as human beings. In all, its an inspiring primer on how to achieve success without sacrificing principles, and on how to build one of the most productive and rewarding relationships available to any athlete, businessperson, teacher, or parent: that of mentor and protege.

©2009 John Wooden (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Paul Boehmer
Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Coach to Coach

4 ratings

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Learn the secrets for becoming the inspirational coach for whom everyone is waiting. Think about the coaches you’ve had throughout your life. Most likely, some were good, others not so good. Maybe one or two were great. One thing is undeniable: Coaches can influence your life in ways that can be negative or positive. A coach can either build you up or tear you down. The world needs better coaches in all walks of life - if you’re a parent, a teacher, a coworker, or a leader, you are also a coach. Which kind of coach do you want to be? Coach to Coach helps you answer this question and shares the secrets to bringing out the best in a person, both on and off the field. For more than 20 years, author Martin Rooney has coached professional sport stars, Olympic champions, and business leaders to high levels of performance, analyzing thousands of real-life examples of what works and what doesn’t. Coming across like a simple parable, this engaging audiobook gives you an easy-to-use yet highly effective formula for becoming a better coach for your teams, in your business, and in your personal life. Packed with valuable insights and expert advice, this appealing audiobook helps you: Learn how to be a great leader by being a great coach Create positive lives for your children and the people with whom you work  Inspire and motivate the people around you Turn your natural skills and talents into your own unique coaching style Use proven, time-tested coaching strategies to get results Coach to Coach: An Empowering Story About How to Be a Great Leader is an ideal audiobook for coaches, leaders, managers, entrepreneurs, educators, parents, and anyone wanting to bring out the best in those around them.

©2020 Martin Rooney (P)2020 Recorded Books

Narrator: Brian Hutchison
Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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Astroball

22 ratings

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New York Times best seller The inside story of the Houston Astros, whose relentless innovation took them from the worst team in baseball to the World Series in 2017 and 2019  “Reiter’s superb narrative of how the team got there provides powerful insights into how organizations - not just baseball clubs - work best.” (The Wall Street Journal) Astroball picks up where Michael Lewis’s acclaimed Moneyball leaves off, telling the thrilling story of a championship team that pushed both the sport and business of baseball to the next level.  In 2014, the Astros were the worst baseball team in half a century, but just three years later they defied critics to win a stunning World Series. In this book, Ben Reiter shows how the Astros built a system that avoided the stats-versus-scouts divide by giving the human factor a key role in their decision-making.  Sitting at the nexus of sports, business, and innovation, Astroball is the story of the next wave of thinking in baseball and beyond, at once a remarkable underdog tale and a fascinating look at the cutting edge of evaluating and optimizing human potential. 

©2018 Ben Reiter (P)2018 Random House Audio

Narrator: Ben Reiter
Author: Ben Reiter
Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Stop Competing and Start Winning

Summary

If you are in athletics and are searching for a competitive advantage your opponents don’t have, this book is for you. If you are in an organization that wants to tap into the passion and competitive spirit of sport, this book is for you. Beth Launiere and Leo Hopf have performed at the highest levels in their respective fields for more than 30 years. Beth has been the head volleyball coach at the University of Utah and is coming off of being named the Pac-12 Coach of the Year and reaching the NCAA Division One Sweet Sixteen. Leo is a management consultant who has advised the world’s most dynamic and complex organizations on their strategies, decision making, and organizational effectiveness. “One hallmark of improvement devotees is this: they prospect for ideas where others have not. Beth and Leo struck pay dirt looking outside the world of sport - just the chapter on Delegation, and its Golden Rule, is worth a coach's time. Hungry for new coaching ideas? Your feast awaits.” (Karch Kiraly, coach of the USA women’s national volleyball team) “Managing a staff is one of our great challenges as coaches. Everything starts at the top - how the staff works and relates will set the tone for the team. This book provides business concepts and tools to design any sports program or organization to win and reach the next level of success.” (Tara VanDerveer, two-time women’s basketball national champion at Stanford) “Finally, a Management 101 guide specific to the coaching profession; this book is invaluable for every coach.” (Kathy DeBoer, executive director, American Volleyball Coaches Association)

©2020 Leo Hopf (P)2020 Leo Hopf

Narrator: Emma Love
Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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The Big Chair

1 rating

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An unprecedented, behind-the-scenes look at the career of famed former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager (a position also known as "The Big Chair"), whose tenure spanned nine of the most exciting and turbulent years in the franchise's history. During his tenure with the Dodgers, Colletti had the highest winning percentage of any general manager in the National League. In The Big Chair (coauthored by Joseph A. Reaves), he lets listeners in on the real GM experience - something no one in the position has ever done before - sharing the inner workings of three of the top franchises in the sport, revealing the out-of-the-headlines machinations behind the trades, the hires and the deals; how the money really works; how the decision making really works; how much power the players really have and why - the real brass tacks of some of the most pivotal decisions made in baseball history that led to great success along with heartbreak and failure on the field. Baseball fans will come for the grit and insight, stay for the heart, and pass it on for the wisdom. Ned Colletti began his MLB career with his beloved hometown team, the Chicago Cubs, more than 35 years ago. He worked in Chicago for a dozen years and was in the front office when the Cubs won the National League East in 1984 and 1989, after which he moved on as director of baseball operations for the SF Giants. By 1996 he became the assistant GM for the Giants before being hired as the GM in Los Angeles in 2006. There he oversaw the Dodgers through the highly publicized and acrimonious divorce battle between Frank and Jamie McCourt that culminated in the equally highly publicized sale of the team. He was present at the press conference where Don Mattingly, having just watched his team eliminated from the playoffs, used the postseason conference to vehemently discuss his lack of a contract extension. He brought marquee names like Greg Maddux and Clayton Kershaw to LA as well as marquee drama with the likes of Manny Ramirez and Yasiel Puig; hired future Hall of Famer Joe Torre as manager; and oversaw 14 Dodgers playoff wins. And these are just a few of the highlights. Colletti serves up a huge dish of firsthand experiences with some of the biggest names in baseball history (Barry Bonds, Greg Maddux, Don Mattingly, Don Zimmer, Tommy Lasorda, Scott Boras, Vin Scully, and more). From his humble early years living in a Chicago garage to his path to one of the most prestigious positions in professional sports, his very public and illustrious career has left a permanent handprint in the history of America's sport - and now he's ready to share the insight only those who have sat in The Big Chair have ever seen.

©2017 Ned Colletti (P)2017 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Ned Colletti
Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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The 7 Laws Of Coaching

Summary

Inspire Others to Massive Success and Achievement! Would you like to: Inspire your team? Help people get better results? Keep others motivated? Get people excited about their goals? And be the leader you were meant to be? If so, look no further! In Brian Cagneey's The Seven Laws of Coaching: Powerful Coaching Skills That Will Predict Your Team's Success, you'll unlock the coaching genius inside of you. By answering the crucial coaching questions and developing genuine leadership and integrity, you can instill these attributes in those around you. When you put these proven steps and strategies to use, people will follow you willingly - because you've shown yourself to be an excellent coach! All coaching books will tell you that the coaching habit is a difficult challenge, and learning how to coach is no easy task, but when you put these coaching skills to the test, you'll be coaching teams to winning performances in no time! In The Seven Laws of Coaching, Brian Cagneey explains: The First Law of Coaching: Developing the right mindset The Second Law of Coaching: Being strong without being mean The Third Law of Coaching: The secret to finding solutions The Fourth Law of Coaching: A special ingredient for motivating people The Fifth Law of Coaching: The forgotten law of getting results The Sixth Law of Coaching: The only way someone can improve The Seventh Law of Coaching: Keeping everyone on track

©2016 Brian Cagneey (P)2016 Shapleigh Publishing LLC

Narrator:
Length: 54 mins
Available on Audible
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Conscious Coaching: The Art and Science of Building Buy-In

39 ratings

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In the world of strength and conditioning, learning how to move others not just physically, but also psychologically and emotionally is paramount to getting the most out of them. People are the ultimate performance variable, and understanding how to effectively blend knowledge of proper training with the nuances of human behavior is integral to helping athletes achieve their ultimate goals. Unfortunately, while much attention has been given to the science of physical training, little attention has been given to the science of communication. Conscious Coaching: The Art and Science of Building Buy-In bridges this gap. Listeners learn the foundational principles of improving relationships, enhancing engagement, and gaining the trust of athletes through targeted communication. And, every bit as important, listeners also learn concrete strategies to apply these principles in day-to-day coaching situations they will inevitably encounter. The result is a game-changing book that has been used by professional sports teams, Fortune 500 companies, Universities, multinational coaching organizations and the United States Special Forces that sets the stage for coaches and leaders of all kinds to create a culture of success not only within sport, but also beyond. Conscious Coaching is a movement and its time has come.

©2017 Brett Bartholomew (P)2018 Brett Bartholomew

Narrator:
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Be Better at Basketball in 21 Days: The Ultimate Guide to Drastically Improving Your Basketball Shooting, Passing and Dribbling Skills

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Want to learn the exact basketball skills, strategies, and techniques the pros use? Discover a 21-day fast-track program to break through your basketball barriers.  Struggling to nail that winning shot? Can’t seem to pull off the spectacular passes and incredible crossovers you see on TV? James Wilson is a 30-year veteran of basketball coaching with experience gained in 20 countries. Wilson’s genius, laser-focused 21-day program is designed to improve your game no matter your current skill level. How to Be Better At Basketball in 21 Days: The Ultimate Guide to Drastically Improving Your Basketball Shooting, Passing and Dribbling Skills, teaches you using precision drills and specific exercises to stack skill after skill. Using Wilson’s special core philosophy, this thorough system will improve your form, develop new skills, and help you challenge even the most advanced players. In How to Be Better At Basketball in 21 Days, you’ll discover: Expert techniques to dramatically increase your basketball shooting accuracy How to crush your crossovers and handle the ball like a boss How to toughen your mental state and play with courage, confidence, and control How to challenge those more advanced players and succeed while doing it How to be that go-to player who takes the winning shot and much, much more How to Be Better At Basketball in 21 Days is the definitive manual for any basketball player from amateur to pro. If you like learning practical, step-by-step, no-nonsense techniques straight from an expert, then you’ll love Wilson's easy-to-follow guide.  Buy How to Be Better At Basketball in 21 Days to slam dunk the competition today! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2012 James Wilson (P)2018 James Wilson

Narrator: Keith Farmer
Author: James Wilson
Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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Every Moment Matters

1 rating

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How do the world’s most successful coaches get the best from their athletes? How do top coaches design practices, inspire their players, and build teams that sustain their excellence season after season? How do they instill high-performing behaviors? Do they coach men and women differently? What about coaching their own children? Most importantly, are these secrets available to the rest of us coaching youth, high school, and college teams?  In Every Moment Matters, renowned coach educator John O'Sullivan has collected hundreds of interviews with top coaches, sport scientists, psychologists, and athletes and distilled them into a blueprint for becoming a more effective and inspiring leader. Great coaches realize something that others do not: Every moment matters! You must be intentional about everything you do. Whether you are coaching your local youth soccer team, leading your high school football program, or competing for an NCAA championship, Every Moment Matters will give you the tools and strategies to become the coach you always wished you had and the coach today's athletes are craving. Get ready to have your best season ever!

©2019 John O'Sullivan (P)2020 Upfront Books

Narrator: John O'Sullivan
Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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The Gold Standard

1 rating

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Autobiography of Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski. Mike Krzyzewski has been the basketball coach of the Duke Blue Devils for twenty-seven years, winning three NCAA championships and twelve national Coach of the Year awards. He is revered and respected by sports fans and business leaders everywhere. Coach K lives with his family in Durham, North Carolina.

©2009 Mike Krzyzewski (P)2009 Hachette

Length: 6 hrs
Available on Audible
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Leading with the Heart

7 ratings

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Mike Krzyzewski's eight trips to the Final Four and two national championships with Duke University make him one of the most successful college basketball coaches of all time. With Donald T. Phillips, the best-selling author of Lincoln on Leadership, Krzyzewski explains the techniques that have made his program so successful and offers advice on using those same strategies to excel in both your business and personal lives. Coach K's blueprint for success begins in the preseason by building the right team and allowing dynamic leaders to step forward. In the regular season, he stresses teamwork and finds ways to turn negative situations into something positive. His teams' postseason victories come from allowing time to refresh and renew their commitment as well as from focusing on the task at hand. With personal examples from his life and coaching career, Krzyzewski offers unbeatable tools for success. Narrator Richard M. Davidson's conversational style perfectly matches Coach K's relaxed tone.

©2000 Mike Krzyzewski; Foreword ©2000 Grant Hill (P)2001 Recorded Books

Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Guts and Genius

1 rating

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How three football legends - Bill Walsh, Joe Gibbs, and Bill Parcells - won eight Super Bowls during the 1980s and changed football forever. Bill Walsh, Joe Gibbs, and Bill Parcells dominated what may go down as the greatest decade in pro football history, leading their teams to a combined eight championships and developing some of the most gifted players of all time in the process. Walsh, Gibbs and Parcells developed such NFL stars as Joe Montana, Lawrence Taylor, Jerry Rice, Art Monk, and Darrell Green. They resurrected the careers of players like John Riggins, Joe Theismann, Doug Williams, Everson Walls, and Hacksaw Reynolds. They did so with a combination of guts and genius, built championship teams in their own likeness, and revolutionized pro football like few others. Their influence is still evident in today's game, with coaches who either worked directly for them or are part of their coaching trees now winning Super Bowls and using strategy the three men devised and perfected. In interviews with more than 150 players, coaches, family members and friends, Guts and Genius digs into the careers of three men who overcame their own insecurities and doubts to build Hall of Fame legacies that transformed their generation and continue to impact today's NFL. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Bob Glauber (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Jamie Renell
Author: Bob Glauber
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Toughness

4 ratings

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The popular ESPN basketball analyst and former Duke player looks at the true meaning of toughness. If anyone knows tough, it’s Jay Bilas. A four-year starter at Duke, he learned an incomparable work ethic under coach Mike Krzyzewski, battling against the greatest college players in the game. After playing professionally overseas for several years, he returned to Duke, where he served as Krzyzewski’s assistant coach for three seasons, during which the Blue Devils won back-to-back titles. A graduate of Duke Law School, he has since become one of basketball’s most recognizable faces through his insightful, intelligent work on ESPN’s SportsCenter and College GameDay. Through his ups and downs, on and off the court, Jay learned the true meaning of toughness from coaches, teammates, and colleagues. Now, he discusses this misunderstood - yet vital - attribute and how it contributes to winning in sports and in life. Featuring never-before-heard stories and personal philosophies on toughness from top players and coaches - including Coach K, Bob Knight, Grant Hill, Mia Hamm, Jon Gruden, Tom Izzo, Bill Self, Curtis Strange, and many others - Bilas redefines what it takes to succeed.

©2013 Jay Bilas (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC

Narrator: Jay Bilas
Author: Jay Bilas
Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Net Work

4 ratings

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Rob McClanaghan, the NBA’s most sought-after trainer, shares a behind-the-scenes look at how superstars like Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, and Kevin Love work to excel at the game.

When Rob McClanaghan failed to make the Syracuse basketball team as a walk-on freshman, he asked the coaches what he needed to do to achieve his goal the following year. They all agreed: get stronger. So that’s what he did. For months, Rob traded fraternity parties and hanging out with buddies for hours in the gym lifting weights and shooting baskets. He was single-minded; the only thing that mattered was defying the odds. He returned to Syracuse for his sophomore year 30 pounds heavier and caught the coach’s eye.

In Net Work, McClanaghan - referred to by many as “RobMac” - brings what he brings to each of his training sessions: the same grit and spirit that got him into the college game. He calls it “the grind”, and he knows that without it, even the most talented players will come up short. McClanaghan pushes his clients hard; he does whatever he can to drive his players to the edge and to simulate fourth quarter, at-the-buzzer adrenaline and fatigue.

An all-access pass to the practice courts of the NBA, Net Work combines McClanaghan’s hard-earned wisdom - both on and off the court - with rare glimpses into the dues-paying life of professional athletes determined to stay at the top. McClanaghan shares stories of working one-on-one with some of basketball’s greatest names, explaining how each athlete works to shore up his offensive and defensive weaknesses; perfect his nutrition; treat injuries; build mental toughness; and find occasional refuge from the glare of the spotlight. This book is life inside the NBA as you’ve never seen it, where players differentiate themselves by their willingness to put in relentless “net work”.

©2019 Rob McClanaghan, Stephen Curry (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio

Narrator: Tim Paige
Length: 7 hrs
Available on Audible
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Shula

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Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997, Don Shula remains the winningest coach of all time with 347 career victories and the only undefeated season in NFL history. But before he became the architect of the Dolphins dynasty, Shula was a hardworking kid selling fish on the banks of Lake Erie. As acclaimed sports biographer Mark Ribowsky shows, Shula met serious resistance at home when he asked to play high school football, but when his parents finally relented, they discovered that their son had an unmatched mind for the game's strategy and a stomach for its brutality. With rugged determination, the jut-jawed Shula started as a defensive back in the 1950s, later beginning his 32-year coaching career as the then-youngest coach ever with the Baltimore Colts. The Colts had several successful years, but Shula never quite recovered from the historic loss to the upstart New York Jets in Super Bowl III, and when a lucrative job opened in Miami, he took his talents to South Beach, where he led the Dolphins to the first perfect season in NFL history.   Tracing Shula's singular rise from his blue-collar origins to his glory days in the Miami heat, Ribowsky reveals a man of grit and charisma who never lost sight of a simple creed: "All I've ever done is roll up my sleeves, figure out what to do, and start doing it."

©2019 Mark Ribowsky (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: L.J. Ganser
Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Blood, Sweat and Chalk

2 ratings

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The modern game of football is filled with plays and formations with names like the Counter Trey, the Wildcat, the Zone Blitz, and the Cover Two. They have become part of the sport's vernacular, and yet for many fans they remain just names, often confusing ones. To rectify that, Tim Layden has drilled deep into the core of the game to reveal how these chalkboard X's and O's really work on the field, as well as where they came from and who dreamed them up. These playbook schemes, many of them illuminated by diagrams, bear the insignia of some of the game's great innovators, men like Vince Lombardi, Don Coryell, Tom Osborne, Bill Walsh, Tony Dungy, and Buddy Ryan. But football has also been radically altered by the ingenious work of men with more obscure names, like Tiger Ellison, Emory Bellard, and Mouse Davis. In Blood, Sweat and Chalk, Layden takes readers into the meeting rooms - and in some cases the living rooms - where the game's most significant ideas were hatched. He goes to the coaches and to the players who inspired them, so they can tell their stories. In candid conversations with some of football's most intriguing characters, Layden provides a fascinating guide to the game, helping fans to better see the subtleties of America's favorite sport.

©2011 Time Home Entertainment Inc. (P)2013 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Dennis Holland
Author: Tim Layden
Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Every Shot Must Have a Purpose

6 ratings

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As coaches to some of golf's top players, Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott have designed and refined a revolutionary way of teaching the game, with phenomenal results. They don't believe in prescribing the same stance, grip, and swing to everyone, followed by hours of purposeless drilling. They don't even believe in beginning with physical technique. Their success has proven to them that a great game begins with a great vision.   Unlike any other golf book, Every Shot Must Have a Purpose offers cutting-edge techniques for integrating the physical, technical, mental, emotional, and social parts of a player's game. Emphasizing the individual golfer rather than a rigid set of mechanics, their VISION54 method takes the frustration out of the game. Why 54? Because they believe it's possible to shoot a 54 (making a birdie on every hole of a par-72 course) if you have the right mindset and well-honed intuitive power. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2005 Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott (P)2018 Tantor

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Belichick and Brady

6 ratings

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From the NYT best-selling author with unprecedented access to the Patriot franchise comes Belichick and Brady, the epic inside story of the rise and dominance of Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and the New England Patriots. Featuring interviews from Patriots players and coaches, Holley presents a fascinating portrait of the partnership between Tom Brady, the Patriots' star quarterback, and Bill Belichick, the team's prolific coach. Chock-full of behind-the-scenes anecdotes and information exploring how they have strategized and weathered controversies, all culminating in four Super Bowl rings, this is required listening for any Patriots fan and students of the game of football. By examining the relationship between this dynamic quarterback and coach duo, Holley explores exactly how these two men have formed the core of the greatest dynasty in the modern-day NFL. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Michael Holley (P)2016 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Dan Woren
Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
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Golf's Holy War

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Just as Michael Lewis' Moneyball captured baseball at a technological tipping point, Brett Cyrgalis’s Golf's Holy War captures golf at a monumental turning point between its beloved artistic tradition and its analytic future. The world of golf is at a crossroads. As technological innovations displace traditional philosophies, the golfing community has splintered into two deeply combative factions: the old-school teachers and players who believe in feel, artistry, and imagination, and the technical-minded who want to remake the game around data - attack angles, spin rotation, ball speed, and more. In Golf’s Holy War, Brett Cyrgalis takes listeners inside the heated clash playing out from weekend hackers to Tiger Woods. At the Titleist Performance Institute in Oceanside, California, golfers clad in full-body sensors target weaknesses in their biomechanics, while others take part in mental exercises designed to test their brain’s psychological resilience. Meanwhile, coaches like Michael Hebron purge golfers of all technical information, tapping into the power of intuitive physical learning by playing rudimentary games. From historic St. Andrews to manicured Augusta, experimental communes in California to corporatized conferences in Orlando, from William James to Ben Hogan to theoretical physics, the factions of the spiritual and technical push to redefine the boundaries of the game. But Golf’s Holy War is more than just a story about golf - it's a story about modern life, and how we are torn between resisting and embracing the changes brought about by the advancements of science and technology. It's also a story about historical legacies, the enriching bonds of education, and the many interpretations of reality.

©2020 Brett Cyrgalis (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

Narrator: Kyle Tait
Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
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50 Things to Know About Coaching

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Do I want to become an elite coach in my sport? Do I want inspire my players to be successful in sport, but also in their lives? Do I want to learn qualities that make me a great coaching candidate? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this audiobook is for you. 50 Things to Know About Coaching, by Shane A. Reinhard, offers an approach to coaching sport that is not just about wins and losses, but more about skill development, relationship building, and being successful outside of sport. Most books on coaching a sport speak to how coaches can have great success winning. Although there's nothing wrong with winning, why don’t you see what you have to offer outside of winning? Based on knowledge from the world's leading experts, coaching sports has a lot more to do with compassion than controlling by anger and fear. The latter seems to be embodied by a lot of coaching styles at every level these days. In this audiobook, you'll discover what makes a great coach by looking inside yourself to find the style that works for you. Coaching continues to grow in depth across the world, and your opportunity to glean from that growth is fully accessible. Unfortunately, good coaching styles seem to be few and far between. It is time for great coaches like you to rise up. By the time you finish this audiobook, you will know how coaching can be successful for you and your team. You will be able to put this advice to work by figuring out what practices are best for your program.

©2017 Lisa Rusczyk (P)2017 Lisa Rusczyk

Narrator: Grant Finley
Length: 46 mins
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The Keys to the Effortless Golf Swing

3 ratings

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The biggest paradox in golf is that the harder you try to hit the ball, the worse you do so. In The Keys to the Effortless Golf Swing, Michael McTeigue offers you a simple system of sequential body movements that produces a true swinging motion with every club in the bag. The result is increased distance and greater accuracy for all sizes, shapes, and ages of golfers for a minimum investment in learning time. The clarity and simplicity of McTeigue's frill-free approach to the golf swing leads the listener to a new experience of power and effortlessness. He truly shows how to build a swing you can trust and keep for life. If you love golf but have never played to your potential, here is an audiobook that you will quickly come to treasure.

©1985 Michael McTeigue (P)2014 Michael McTeigue

Narrator: Rob Shamblin
Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
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The Matheny Manifesto

7 ratings

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"Nothing worth doing right is easy." - Mike Matheny Mike Matheny was just 41, 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 three times in his first three years, 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 - hint: 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.

©2015 Mike Matheny (P)2015 Random House

Narrator: Mark Deakins
Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
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Cycling: Bicycling Made Easy

Summary

Are you tired of being out of shape and stuck inside all the time? Whether you want to race as a professional, get fit, or just get away and enjoy the outdoors more, then this audiobook will teach you everything you need to know. Are you ready to get more energy and start enjoying your exercise again? Cycling is easy to learn, a lot of fun, and if you really love it you can even try to go professional! However, there is much more to cycling than just learning to balance on two wheels. There is both an art and a science to cycling that can give you a massive advantage, whether you view cycling as a sport, a hobby, or as a form of transportation! If you love cycling and want to take your skills to the next level, then this is the book for you! Experience all the health benefits of cycling in the fresh air. Discover how cycling can improve your muscle tone, increase your core body strength, boost your circulation, and enhance your respiration. Enjoy being outdoors while cycling with friends and family. Because all ages can ride together, this is one of the best activities you can share with your family and friends. Bond together as you ride. Create some great memories! Take your cycling to the next level. If your friends are highly competitive, what better way to compete than on two wheels? Use your competitive nature to spur each other on to ride faster and farther. Develop unity and teamwork while enjoying cycling's massive health benefits. Get fit while enjoying one of the most pleasurable activities on the planet!

©2016 Ace McCloud (P)2016 Ace McCloud

Narrator: Joshua Mackey
Author: Ace McCloud
Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
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The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino

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From acclaimed New York Times Magazine author Michael Sokolove, the astonishing inside story of the epic corruption scandal that has rocked the NCAA and exposed the rot and hypocrisy at the heart of big-time college sports. At a lavish annual event in late August 2017, the University of Louisville athletic director, who made more than five million dollars in compensation in 2016, announced an extension of his school's sponsorship deal with Adidas: $160 million for another 10 years. The invitees were city's gentry - horse breeders, bourbon distillers, partners at big law firms, the state's governor, Matt Bevin, and its most powerful politician, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. One month later, the FBI revealed it had reached the endgame of a sprawling investigation of large-scale corruption involving Adidas, Louisville, and a host of other colleges in which large payments were laundered from Adidas through a network of coaches and fixers to athletes and their families to induce them to go to Adidas-branded college programs. In short order, Hall of Fame basketball coach Rick Pitino (salary: eight million dollars) and athletic director Tom Jurich were fired, and fear and trembling swept through the world of big-time college athletics. Because there is another shoe, as it were, and it will fall. In The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino, Michael Sokolove lifts the rug on the Louisville scandal and places it in the context of the much wider problem: the farce of amateurism in big-time college sports. In a world in which even assistant coaches can make high-six and seven-figure salaries as long as they keep the "elite" athletes coming in, shoe deals can reach into the nine figures, and everyone is getting rich but the players, can it be surprising that unscrupulous parties would pay athletes, creating in effect a black market in young men, a veritable underground railroad of talent?  But a few bad apples are one thing. In The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino, Michael Sokolove shows an elaborate, systematic machine involving hundreds of thousands of dollars in illicit payments and connecting at least one of the largest apparel companies in the world with schools across the country. The Louisville-Adidas scandal has revealed a web of conspiracy whose scope has shaken big-time college sports to its core, delivering a devastating blow to the fantasy of amateurism, of "scholar athletes".  A Shakespearean drama of greed and desperation involving some of the biggest characters in the arena of sports, The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino will be the definitive chronicle of this scandal and its broader echoes.

©2018 Michael Sokolove (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Joshua Kane
Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
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A Course Called Scotland

3 ratings

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From Tom Coyne - the author of the New York Times best-selling A Course Called Ireland, hailed as “a joy from start to finish” by The Wall Street Journal - comes the heartfelt and humorous celebration of his quest to play golf on every links course in Scotland, the birthplace of the game he loves.  For much of his adult life, best-selling author Tom Coyne has been chasing a golf ball around the globe. When he was in college, studying abroad in London, he entered the lottery for a prized tee time in Scotland, grabbing his clubs and jumping the train to St. Andrews as his friends partied in Amsterdam; later, he golfed the entirety of Ireland’s coastline, chased pros through the mini-tours, and attended grueling Qualifying Schools in Australia, Canada, and Latin America. Yet, as he watched the greats compete, he felt something was missing. Then one day a friend suggested he attempt to play every links course in Scotland, and qualify for the greatest championship in golf.  The result is A Course Called Scotland, a hilarious golf and travel adventure throughout the birthplace of the sport and home to some of the oldest and most beloved courses in the world, including St. Andrews, Turnberry, Dornoch, Prestwick, Troon, and Carnoustie. With his signature blend of storytelling, humor, history, and insight, Coyne weaves together his journey to more than 100 legendary links courses in Scotland with compelling threads of golf history and witty insights into the contemporary home of golf. As he journeys Scotland in search of the game’s secrets, he discovers new and old friends, rediscovers the peace and power of the sport, and, most importantly, reaffirms the ultimate connection between the game and the soul. It is a rollicking love letter to Scotland and golf as no one has attempted it before.

©2018 Tom Coyne. All rights reserved. (P)2018 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

Narrator: Jacques Roy
Author: Tom Coyne
Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
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The Carolina Way

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For 40 years, Dean Smith coached the University of North Carolina basketball team with unsurpassed success. Now, in The Carolina Way, he explains his coaching philosophy and shows listeners how to apply it to the leadership and team-building challenges they face in their own lives.  In his wry, sensible, wise way, Coach Smith takes us through every aspect of his program, illustrating his insights with vivid stories. Accompanying each of Coach Smith’s major points is a “Player Perspective” from a former North Carolina basketball star and an in-depth “Business Perspective” from Gerald D. Bell, a world-renowned leadership consultant and a professor at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.  The keystones of Coach Smith’s coaching philosophy are widely applicable and centrally relevant to building successful teams of any kind.

©2005 Dean Smith (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
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The Captain Class

22 ratings

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A bold new theory of leadership drawn from elite captains throughout sports - named one of the best business books of the year by CNBC, The New York Times, Forbes, strategy+business, The Globe and Mail, and Sports Illustrated  “The book taught me that there’s no cookie-cutter way to lead. Leading is not just what Hollywood tells you. It’s not the big pregame speech. It’s how you carry yourself every day, how you treat the people around you, who you are as a person.” (Mitchell Trubisky, quarterback, Chicago Bears) The sixteen most dominant teams in sports history had one thing in common: Each employed the same type of captain - a singular leader with an unconventional set of skills and tendencies. Drawing on original interviews with athletes, general managers, coaches, and team-building experts, Sam Walker identifies the seven core qualities of the Captain Class - from extreme doggedness and emotional control to tactical aggression and the courage to stand apart. Told through riveting accounts of pressure-soaked moments in sports history, The Captain Class will challenge your assumptions of what inspired leadership looks like.    Praise for The Captain Class   “Wildly entertaining and thought-provoking... makes you reexamine long-held beliefs about leadership and the glue that binds winning teams together.” (Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations, Chicago Cubs) “If you care about leadership, talent development, or the art of competition, you need to read this immediately.” (Daniel Coyle, author of The Culture Code) “The insights in this book are tremendous.” (Bob Myers, general manager, Golden State Warriors) “An awesome book... I find myself relating a lot to its portrayal of the out-of the-norm leader.” (Carli Lloyd, co-captain, US Soccer Women’s National Team) “A great read... Sam Walker used data and a systems approach to reach some original and unconventional conclusions about the kinds of leaders that foster enduring success. Most business and leadership books lapse into clichés. This one is fresh.” (Jeff Immelt, chairman and former CEO, General Electric) “I can’t tell you how much I loved The Captain Class. It identifies something many people who’ve been around successful teams have felt but were never able to articulate. It has deeply affected my thoughts around how we build our culture.” (Derek Falvey, chief baseball officer, Minnesota Twins)

©2017 Sam Walker (P)2017 Random House Audio

Author: Sam Walker
Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
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Rugby: The Game of My Life

1 rating

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An exclusive look at England Rugby from a former player with a unique perspective. Nobody has spent as much time in the front line of rugby union's first two dramatic decades of professionalism - as a player, coach and administrator (blazer) - as Rob Andrew, or taken as much flak, all this in the wake of one of the most distinguished and successful of England Rugby playing careers. From the collapse of amateurism at the 'Lomu' World Cup in 1995 to England's disastrous showing as hosts at the 2015 tournament, Rob Andrew offers a unique insider's account of the headline-grabbing events that saw England rugby scale the greatest heights by winning the 2003 World Cup before sinking to even greater depths with the sacking of coaches Andy Robinson, Brian Aston, Martin Johnson and Stuart Lancaster; the traumas of the global tournament in New Zealand in 2011, which Andrew describes as the 'worst year in the history of the RFU'; and the painful ignominy of becoming the first host nation ever to fail to make the knock-out stages of a World Cup. Rob Andrew has strong views on the managerial and governance decisions made at key moments during his time at Twickenham, on the increasingly difficult challenges faced by the sport as different nations and stakeholders pursued different agendas and on the crucial importance of the need for enlightened and modern-style management across the sporting landscape as commercial pressures put traditional structures under ever greater strain. Most importantly, Andrew gives his views on the individuals who took those far-reaching decisions that impacted so negatively on the national side as it tried to compete on the world stage. Rob Andrew examines in detail the successes and failures of English Rugby in the professional era, analysing the contributing factors to both winning and losing and looking forward to how England can learn from all of this and build to be the best team in the world.

©2017 Rob Andrew (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Narrator: Nick Underwood
Author: Rob Andrew
Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
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The 12 Pillars of Peak Performance

1 rating

Summary

The 12 Pillars of Peak Performance gives valuable information on becoming a peak performer in sports, business, and life.

©2016 Brian Cain (P)2016 Brian Cain

Author: Brian Cain
Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Everyone's a Coach

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Are the people who report to you giving you their best? Is your team - whether a group of employees, a classroom of students, or your family - performing at its fullest potential? NFL coaching legend Don Shula and renowned business consultant Ken Blanchard team up in Everyone's a Coach to share their secrets for inspiring others to greatness. At the heart of their book is a simple acronym that describes the qualities of an effective leader: Conviction-driven - never compromise your beliefs. Overlearning - practice until it's perfect. Audible-ready - know when to change. Consistency - respond predictably to performance. Honesty-based - walk your talk. Using an effective "tag-team" approach, Shula and Blanchard personally "unpack" the five leadership secrets behind this acronym. First, Shula tells you how each coaching concept worked on the field. Then, Blanchard explains how to apply that concept to your leadership situation.  Complete with a self-test for measuring your personal coaching effectiveness, Everyone's a Coach will help you unleash the excellence in anyone. 

©1995 Shula Enterprises and Blanchard Family Partnership (P)1995 Zondervan

Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Quarterback

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A major new audiobook from number-one New York Times best-seller and sportswriting legend John Feinstein, Quarterback dives deep into the most coveted and hallowed position in the NFL - exploring the stories of five top quarterbacks and taking listeners inside their unique experiences of playing the position and holding the keys to their multibillion-dollar teams. In the mighty National Football League, one player becomes the face of a franchise, one player receives all the accolades and all the blame, and one player's hand will guide the rise or fall of an entire team's season - and the dreams of millions of fans. There are 32 starting quarterbacks in the NFL on any given Sunday, and their lives are built around pressure, stardom, and incredible talent. Legendary best-selling sportswriter John Feinstein, in his most insightful book yet, shows listeners what it's really like to play the glory position and to live that life - mapping out a journey that runs from college stardom to the NFL draft to taking command of the huddle and marching a team down the field with a nation of fans cheering.  Feinstein builds his profile around five NFL starting quarterbacks - Alex Smith, Andrew Luck, Joe Flacco, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Doug Williams. With incredible inside access, we get the full quarterback experience...being drafted number-one overall, pushing through grueling injuries, winning Super Bowls, being named a starter on multiple teams, being the first African American QB to lead a franchise to a title. Feinstein shows us exactly what it's like in the locker room, huddle, heat of battle, and press conferences, through spectacular moments and embarrassing defeats. He explores the controversies of a league embroiled in questions of substance abuse and racism, TV revenue, corporate greed, and the value placed on player health. In the end, Feinstein addresses the ways in which each quarterback - some just a year out of college - is handed the keys to a franchise worth billions of dollars and how each team's fortunes ride directly on the shoulders of its QB.  This is Feinstein's most fascinating behind-the-scenes audiobook.

©2018 John Feinstein (P)2018 Random House Audio

Narrator: John Feinstein
Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Casey Stengel

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From the New York Times best-selling author of Munson and Pinstripe Empire, Casey Stengel is the definitive biography of baseball's greatest character. There was nobody like Casey before him and no one like him since. For more than 50 years, Casey Stengel lived baseball, first as a player (he was the only person in history to play for all the New York teams - the Dodgers, Giants, Yankees, and Mets) and then as a manager (for the Yankees and Mets, among others). He made his biggest mark on the game revolutionizing the role of manager while winning an astounding 10 pennants and seven World Series championships (including five straight!) with the Yankees. Playing with and against a who's who of Cooperstown - Babe Ruth, Christy Mathewson, Ty Cobb - and forming indelible and sometimes complicated relationships with Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Billy Martin, Casey Stengel was, for an astonishing five decades, the undisputed, hilarious, and beloved face of baseball. For a man who spent so much of his life in the limelight, he still remains an enigma. New York Times best-selling author Marty Appel paints an intimate portrait of a private man who was larger than life and remains the embodiment of the national pastime.

©2017 Marty Appel (P)2017 Random House Audio

Narrator: Marty Appel
Author: Marty Appel
Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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The High School Baseball Hitter's Handbook: A guide through the high school years for baseball players and parents

Summary

This book is to assist baseball players to get the most out of their high school careers, regardless of location, and to help clarify the process of playing beyond high school. The High School Baseball Hitter's Handbook contains information to improve communication, goal setting, focus, enjoyment, and many other facets players are facing. This book is perfect for parents who have a son or daughter who is entering high school with the goal of playing baseball or for the player who is craving more for their development. After listening to this book, you'll know more about your coach's expectations, practicing with purpose, college recruiting, and many other topics, as well. 

©2021 Dylan Nasiatka (P)2021 Dylan Nasiatka

Narrator: Dylan Nasiatka
Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Changing the Game

7 ratings

Summary

The modern day youth sports environment has taken the enjoyment out of athletics for our children. Currently, 70% of kids drop out of organized sports by the age of 13, which has given rise to a generation of overweight, unhealthy young adults. There is a solution. John O'Sullivan shares the secrets of the coaches and parents who have not only raised elite athletes, but have done so by creating an environment that promotes positive core values and teaches life lessons instead of focusing on wins and losses, scholarships, and professional aspirations. Changing the Game gives adults a new paradigm and a game plan for raising happy, high performing children, and provides a national call to action to return youth sports to our kids.

©2014 John O’Sullivan. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Jeff Cummings
Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Flip the Script

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The path to success is never easy. In Flip the Script you will learn the life-changing lessons of leadership and determination Coach O discovered on the road to a championship. Ed Orgeron, head coach of the record-breaking national champion LSU Tigers football team, tells the inspiring story of reversing the team's fortunes and culture, as well as his own remarkable leadership journey from disappointment and setback to the apex of college sports. The storybook football season for the LSU Tigers in 2019 was the stuff of legend: a team with recently unmet expectations became the undefeated national champion with a Heisman trophy-winning transfer quarterback under the leadership of a coach whose previous coaching stops had been disappointments. Yet that coach, Ed Orgeron, had turned everything around. He flipped the script, transforming a program that lately had not reached its potential into a team of unprecedented dominance. Flip the Script is the story of how it happened, with lessons for anyone who wants to succeed.  Telling the story of his own journey that culminated in the Cinderella season, Orgeron highlights the traits he learned are necessary for success:an ability and willingness to learn from mistakes,the necessity of perseverance,recognizing and focusing on what you’re truly good at,building unity, and overcoming hardship. The road to success is never easy, as Ed Orgeron's life reveals. But his life also shows that with determination and a willingness to learn from experience, your trajectory can change - your script can be flipped - and you can achieve more than you ever dreamed. 

©2020 Ed Orgeron (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

Narrator: Milton Bagby
Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Athlete Habits

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Do you put 110 percent effort into your training sessions and still see no improvement? Are you looking for a simple guide that summarizes the best habits used by today's top athletes? The truth is...some of us train our hearts out and see little improvement. And some of us are just getting started and don't know where to begin. This audiobook is for athletes from all levels of experience - from your first few steps to your last stroke in an Olympic swim. You might be looking for motivation to go on your first run. Or you might be ready to trial for your country's Olympic team. Either way, it is guaranteed that you will learn something new from listening to this audiobook. If you are ready to make a positive change in the way you train, play, or compete, this audiobook is for you. Athletes who treat every day as an opportunity to improve their abilities and perform better in the next game, match, or competition have a genuine chance of becoming champions. This audiobook involves: The eight must-have habits that elite athletes cultivate to reach and maintain success Case studies from the top competing athletes of today Practical tips to keep your game at its sharpest Easy-to-follow training methods and mindset changes And much more! Get ahead of your competition and buy this audiobook now - your transformation starts here.

©2020 Hadley Mannings (P)2020 Hadley Mannings

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Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
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Saban

2 ratings

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As the head coach of the University of Alabama's football team, Nick Saban is perhaps the most influential - and controversial - man in the sport. Unpredictable in his professional loyalties, uncompromising in his vision, and unyielding in his pursuit of perfection, the highest-paid coach in college football has changed the face of the game. His program-building vision has delivered packed stadiums, rabid fans, legions of detractors, countless NFL draft picks, and a total of four national championships, including three in the last five years. Though a great deal is known about Nick Saban the coach, not much is known about Nick Saban the man. Through unprecedented interviews with more than 250 friends, coworkers, rivals, former players, and others, Monte Burke reveals the defining moments of the coach's life. He discusses Saban's rapid and at times rocky ascent up the assistant coaching ranks; his complicated relationship with one of his coaching mentors, Bill Belichick; the birth of his now-famous "process"; his dramatic and controversial departures from three different high-profile football teams; and much more. Saban paints a portrait of a complex and compelling man, fundamentally shaped by both his past and the game he loves, in a way that no previous book has.

©2015 Monte Burke (P)2015 Tantor

Narrator: Barry Abrams
Author: Monte Burke
Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Body Mind Mastery

2 ratings

Summary

For everyone seeking mental and physical harmony - whether in golf, tennis, martial arts, music, or everyday life - best selling author and world champion athlete Dan Millman shows in this revised and updated audio edition of his classic The Inner Athlete how to transform training into a path of personal growth and spiritual discovery.

©1999 Dan Millman (P)1998 New World Library

Narrator: Dan Millman
Author: Dan Millman
Length: 3 hrs
Available on Audible
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The Greatest Coach Ever

Summary

Coach John Wooden's teams won 10 NCAA men's basketball championships at UCLA, and Sporting News magazine named him the greatest coach of all time. Decades after he retired, and now after his passing, his wisdom capsulized so clearly in his famous Pyramid of Success continues to guide new generations of athletes, coaches, and people of all walks of life. In The Greatest Coach Ever, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes features 40 tributes from athletes, coaches, and other influential leaders like Bobby Bowden, Tom Osborne, Sue Semrau, Tony Dungy, Mike Singletary, Tamika Catchings, Joe Girardi, Jim Tressel and David Robinson paying honor to Coach Wooden and reflecting on how his example has challenged and changed them. Their stories can challenge and change your life, too. Coach Wooden appreciated the tributes and the honor of being called the greatest coach ever, but felt uncomfortable with the title. He was eager to see that this book points to the one whom he calls the greatest coach ever.

©2010 Fellowship of Christian Athletes (P)2010 christianaudio.com

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50 Things to Know About Cricket

Summary

50 Things to Know About Cricket by Danish Bakhrani offers an approach to understand the cricket game thoroughly and also to learn the unknown facts about the gentlemen game. Most books on cricket tell you about the history of this game and interesting matches the world has watched till today. In this audio, you'll discover the knowledge about cricket and its uncommon facts. This book will help you to get equipped with interesting uncommon facts if you are cricket lover. On the other hand, if a purchaser is not a cricket lover then after finishing this book, he will get basic knowledge also about the cricket.  As per the history, cricket spread globally with the expansion of the British empire. The first international matches were played in the second half of the 19th century. There are three formats of the cricket played these days : Test Match, One Day International, and Twenty20. We will discuss this type in later stages. As per the experts, cricket is followed by 2.5 billion people. This is largely driven by the population of the Indian subcontinent. Infact, the other three major countries are Australia, South Africa, and England, which doesn’t have a huge population. By the time you finish this book, you will know what the cricket game is and its uncommon facts to excite you. So, grab your copy today. You'll be glad you did.

©2019 CZYK Publishing (P)2019 CZYK Publishing

Narrator: Richard Ward
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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When Pride Still Mattered

2 ratings

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More than any other sports figure, Vince Lombardi transformed football into a metaphor for the American experience. The nine seasons during which he led the Green Bay Packers to five world championships is the most storied period in NFL history. Lombardi became a legend, a symbol to many of leadership, discipline, perseverance, and teamwork, and to others of an obsession with winning. Maraniss captures the myth and the man, football, God, and country in a thrilling biography that has become an American classic. This year, on the fortieth anniversary of Vince Lombardi’s death, the immortal coach strides onto the Broadway stage in a new American play, Lombardi, based on Maraniss’s critically acclaimed book, written by Academy Award winner Eric Simonson.

©2011 Simon & Schuster; 1999 David Maraniss

Length: 28 hrs and 7 mins
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Ordinary Joe

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Brought to you by Penguin. In the autumn of 2010, a little-known New Zealander called Joe Schmidt took over as head coach at Leinster. He had never been in charge of a professional team. After Leinster lost three of their first four games, a prominent Irish rugby pundit speculated that Schmidt had 'lost the dressing room'.  Nine years on, Joe Schmidt has stepped down as Ireland coach having achieved success on a scale never before seen in Irish rugby. Two Heineken Cups in three seasons with Leinster. Three Six Nations championships in six seasons with Ireland, including the Grand Slam in 2018. And a host of firsts: the first Irish victory in South Africa; the first Irish defeat of the All Blacks, and then a second; and Ireland's first number one world ranking.  Along the way, Schmidt became a byword for precision and focus in coaching, remarkable attention to detail and the highest of standards. But who is Joe Schmidt? In Ordinary Joe, Schmidt tells the story of his life and influences: the experiences and management ideas that made him the coach, and the man, that he is today. And his diaries of the 2018 Grand Slam and the 2019 Rugby World Cup provide a brilliantly intimate insight into the stresses and joys of coaching a national team in victory and defeat.  From the small towns in New Zealand's North Island where he played barefoot rugby and jostled around the dinner table with seven siblings, to the training grounds and video rooms where he consistently kept his teams a step ahead of the opposition, Ordinary Joe reveals an ordinary man who has helped his teams to achieve extraordinary things.

©2019 Joe Schmidt (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Paul Haley
Author: Joe Schmidt
Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
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Success Is the Only Option

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Kentucky's charismatic coach shares the secrets of creating one of the premiere programs in college basketball, revealing how he transforms a group of former high school superstars into selfless, cohesive teams - including a remarkable squad last year that fell just one game short of a perfect season. Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari is known for his unparalleled ability to recruit the nation's best young players, some of whom will spend just one year with him before going to the NBA, and convincing them to commit to the team without sacrificing their personal goals. It is a promise he makes to them: "Fully invest in the present - and each other - and I guarantee it will serve your future." Here, for the first time, he distills his team-building methods in ways that apply to CEOs, business owners, coaches, teachers, and leaders of all kinds - lessons for anyone seeking to inspire talented individuals to reach for their best selves and contribute to a greater good. A basketball team is an intimate workplace in which blend is everything and character matters. As such, it is a window into the nature of successful leadership. Calipari views each new team like a start-up business - one composed of new players, new relationships, and new challenges. Each season is a series of discoveries as he learns how to unleash the extreme talent in each of his players and mold them into championship material as college basketball comes to a crescendo every spring. While he can't control everything, he is responsible for everything - just like a CEO. An enlightening look at leadership, management, and team building, Success Is the Only Option offers the keys to winning on and off the court.

©2016 John Calipari (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Al Kessel
Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
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Lasting Impact

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New York Times best-selling author Kostya Kennedy sets this captivating, character-rich story against the backdrop of one of the most pressing questions in sports: Should we let our sons play football? At the high end of America's most popular game is the glittering NFL, a fan-stoked money machine and an opaque enterprise under scrutiny for the physical dangers imposed on its players. Then there's high school football, unrivaled for the crucial life lessons it imparts - discipline, leadership, cooperation, humility, perseverance - yet also a brain-rattling, bone-breaking game whose consequences are at best misunderstood and, at the very worst, deadly. What is the parent of a young athlete to make of that? The New Rochelle High School team in suburban New York is like many across the country: a source of civic pride, a manhood workshop for a revered coach, and an emotional proving ground for boys of widely different backgrounds. In the fall of 2014, New Rochelle's season unfolded alongside watershed NFL head injury revelations and domestic abuse cases (remember Ray Rice?) as well as fatalities on nearby fields. The dramatic story of that season, for players, parents and coaches, underscores fundamental questions: Are football's inherent risks so great that the sport may not survive as we know it? Or are those risks worth the rewards that the game continues to bestow and that can stay with a young man for a lifetime?

©2016 Kostya Kennedy (P)2016 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Kevin Stillwell
Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
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Fearless

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How does an underdog become a champion? One of the most innovative, gutsy, and dynamic head coaches in the NFL reveals the strategies behind building the Eagles team that shocked the world by winning the Super Bowl. Doug Pederson is the very definition of an underdog. He was an undrafted rookie free agent who would go on to play 14 years in the NFL as a backup quarterback. He was cut five times, yet kept getting back up and into the fray. He would win one Super Bowl, with the Green Bay Packers. When he retired, he decided to coach, but not at the pro level. Instead, he was head coach of Calvary Baptist Academy in Shreveport, Louisiana. After a successful four-year stint there, he returned to the NFL as an assistant coach under Andy Reid with the Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs, where he was instrumental in the development of quarterback Alex Smith and his string of 3,000-plus-yard seasons of passing.  When he was offered the job as head coach of the Eagles, he jumped at it, though few thought he would succeed. In the first season, a year of rebuilding, they finished 7-9. Some doubted his abilities, and before the 2017 season, one "expert" called Pederson the least qualified coach in 30 years. Plagued by the sidelining of seasoned players and devastated by quarterback Carson Wentz's season-ending knee injury, the Eagles managed a 13-3 record and home-field advantage in the playoffs. Yet they were still the underdogs in every single game, including the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots, one of the greatest dynasties in the history of the NFL. It wasn't until they stunned the Patriots that people finally believed in Pederson and his team. In Fearless, Pederson reveals the principles that guided him through the ups and downs and tough times of his career and what it took to become a champion. Through it all, Pederson sustained himself with his faith and the support of his family. He shares the defining stories of his life and career, growing up with his disciplinarian Air Force dad and his tenderhearted mom, developing friendships with Dan Marino and Brett Favre, and learning from mentors such as Don Shula, Mike Holmgren, and Andy Reid who helped mold him into the man and coach he is today. Fearless captures Pederson's coaching and leadership philosophies and reveals the brilliant mind and indomitable spirit of a man who has entered the pantheon of great coaches. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Doug Pederson (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
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Kobe Bryant

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This audiobook serves as a biography of Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest basketball players to ever lace them up. Kobe had one of the longest and most decorated careers of any basketball player in history, and this audiobook aims to educate you all about it!  Throughout this audiobook, you will learn about Bryant's younger years, his journey to the NBA, his many accomplishments and records, the challenges he faced, and also what's next for the NBA champion now that he has retired from the game of basketball.    Kobe Bryant is an incredibly inspiring athlete from whom everyone can learn a lot. Both on and off the court, he strives for excellence - and usually achieves it!  As you'll soon discover through listening to this audiobook, there are lot of great life lessons we can take from the five-time NBA champion that apply to all areas of life, not just basketball.

©2017 Ingram Publishing PTY LTD (P)2018 Ingram Publishing PTY LTD

Narrator: Shamaan Casey
Author: Jordan Lowe
Length: 1 hr
Available on Audible
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Wooden

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A provocative and revelatory new biography of the legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, by one of America's top college basketball writers. No college basketball coach has ever dominated the sport like John Wooden. His UCLA teams reached unprecedented heights in the 1960s and '70s, capped by a run of ten NCAA championships in twelve seasons and an eighty-eight-game winning streak, records that stand to this day. Wooden also became a renowned motivational speaker and writer, revered for his "Pyramid of Success." Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports has written the definitive biography of Wooden, an unflinching portrait that draws on archival research and more than two hundred interviews with players, opponents, coaches, and even Wooden himself. Davis shows how hard Wooden strove for success, from his All-American playing days at Purdue through his early years as a high school and college coach to the glory days at UCLA, only to discover that reaching new heights brought new burdens and frustrations. Davis also reveals how at the pinnacle of his career Wooden found himself on questionable ground with alumni, referees, assistants, and even some of his players. His was a life not only of lessons taught, but also of lessons learned. Woven into the story as well are the players who powered Wooden's championship teams - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Walton, Walt Hazzard, and others - many of whom speak frankly about their coach. The portrait that emerges from Davis's remarkable biography is of a man in full, whose life story still resonates today.

©2014 Seth Davis (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Author: Seth Davis
Length: 26 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Getting to Us

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What makes a coach great? How do great coaches turn a collection of individuals into a coherent “us”?   Seth Davis, one of the keenest minds in sports journalism, has been thinking about that question for 25 years. It’s one of the things that drove him to write the definitive biography of college basketball’s greatest coach, John Wooden, Wooden: A Coach’s Life. But John Wooden coached a long time ago. The world has changed, and coaching has, too, tremendously.  Seth Davis decided to embark on a proper investigation to get to the root of the matter. In Getting to Us, Davis probes and prods the best of the best from the landscape of active coaches of football and basketball, college and pro - from Urban Meyer, Dabo Swinney, and Jim Harbaugh to Mike Krzyzewski, Tom Izzo, Jim Boeheim, Brad Stevens, Geno Auriemma, and Doc Rivers - to get at the fundamental ingredients of greatness in the coaching sphere. There’s no single right way, of course - part of the great value of this book is Davis’ distillation of what he has learned about different types of greatness in coaching and what sort of leadership thrives in one kind of environment but not in others. Some coaches have thrived at the college level but not in the pros. Why? What’s the difference? Some coaches are stern taskmasters; others are warm and cuddly; some are brilliant strategists but less emotionally involved with their players, and with others it’s vice versa. In Getting to Us, we come to feel a deep connection with the most successful and iconic coaches in all of sports - big winners and big characters whose stories offer much of enduring interest and value.

©2018 Seth Davis (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Mark Deakins
Author: Seth Davis
Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
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Coaching for the Love of the Game

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More than 45 million children play youth sports in the United States each year, and most are coached by parent volunteers with good intentions but little training. This lack of training and an overemphasis on winning often results in stress and frustration for coaches and players alike, which can discourage young athletes so much that they walk away from sports altogether.  With this new guide for amateur parent coaches, Dr. Jennifer Etnier, author of Bring Your 'A' Game, aims to change that. Dr. Etnier offers a system of positive coaching that can be applied to any sport, from the beginner level to high school athletics, and explains that good coaching requires working with young athletes at their developmental level and providing feedback designed to keep children engaged and having fun. Etnier gives easy-to-understand guidance on important aspects of successful coaching-including information on the development of children's motor skills, communication with a young athlete's parents, and nurturing a growth-oriented mindset-making this a critical resource for youth coaches of all experience levels.

©2020 The University of North Carolina Press (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Randye Kaye
Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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4th & Goal

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This is a true story. As a kid growing up in a rough-and-tumble neighborhood in New York City, Joe Moglia dreamed of someday becoming the head coach of a college football team - not of becoming a corporate titan. But sometimes, life gets in the way of our dreams. By the time Joe was in his early 30s, he had risen through the high school and college football ranks to become the defensive coordinator at Dartmouth. His dream was very much within reach. Problem was, Joe wasn't making enough money to support his growing family. Faced with the hard choice between chasing his lifelong dream and supporting his wife and four young kids, Joe did the honorable thing: He walked away from football and went to Wall Street to try to find a job that would foot the bills at home. Joe had no training in finance. He had no MBA. His resume reflected his coaching accomplishments and his teaching jobs. And yet, somehow, through grit and determination, he was able to land an entry-level position at Merrill Lynch. Fast forward 25 years later. Joe had reached the business world's mountaintop. He was the CEO of TD Ameritrade, one of the country's most successful financial firms. He was recognized as one of the most respected corporate chiefs in America. But over all those years, Joe never shook his passion for coaching football. In 2008, he made a fateful and stunning decision: He voluntarily walked away from his high-paying corporate job to do the one thing he'd left undone in his life. He decided to pursue his original passion for becoming a college football head coach. Getting hired as a college coach proved incredibly difficult. College athletic directors told him it was an impossible feat. He'd been out of football for nearly three decades. Undaunted, and at age 60, Joe became an unpaid intern with the University of Nebraska's football team in 2009 and 2010. In 2011, he was named the head coach of the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League, a professional league teetering on the brink of financial collapse. It was a risky proposition, but one he felt he needed to take to prove to his naysayers that he could coach a college team. Failure would mean the death of a dream that refused to die. As told by Forbes writer, Monte Burke, 4th & Goal is a detailed account of Joe Moglia's amazing and uplifting life story, his quest for his ultimate dream and its stunning conclusion. It's a tale of overcoming adversity...of never giving up...of never losing sight of one's true goals in life. It is a story, quite literally, of a dream deferred, but never forgotten.

©2012 Monte Burke (P)2012 Hachette Audio

Narrator: George Newbern
Author: Monte Burke
Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
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The Big Book of Saban

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Go inside the head of one of the greatest college football coaches of all time with The Big Book of Saban! Compiled from years of pubic interviews, this audiobook contains Nick Saban's own words on subjects like leadership, the recruiting process, and the most influential coaches he's worked with.

©2017 Alex Kirby (P)2017 Alex Kirby

Narrator: Josh Brogadir
Author: Alex Kirby
Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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How 'Bout Them Cowboys?

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Welcome to Jerryworld and an all-access pass to the most valuable sports franchise on the planet, the Dallas Cowboys. Many books have been written about the Cowboys, but there's never been an account like this one. How 'Bout Them Cowboys? tells the story of the NFL's most successful franchise, with special access to its outspoken owner, Jerry Jones, his sons Stephen and Jerry Jr., daughter Charlotte, and dozens of interviews of current and former players and coaches, and characters from across Cowboy Nation. While tracking the successes and controversies of some of the biggest names in the NFL on and off the field, How 'Bout Them Cowboys? remembers the legends of previous generations, and explains why the star on the helmet has become iconic, and how a little expansion team from North Texas has evolved into a global $5 billion brand. Primed for their make-or-break 2018 season, How 'Bout Them Cowboys? delivers a fun and surprising account of America's Team, its greatest celebrities, its mercurial management, the vicious rivalries, and the enduring saga that makes this the most popular and polarizing team in sports. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Gary Myers (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Author: Gary Myers
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
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The 3 Sinister Truths of Coaching Sports Today - and What You Can Do About Them

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Learn how to navigate the coaching truths they don't tell you Struggling with your coaching? Wondering what the heck is going on? No worries. Most sport coaches have been in the same position, and those stressful feelings will fade away once you know the secrets you aren't being told. Welcome to the wild world of coaching sports today. We go into sports coaching to make a difference, to win the big one, possibly to give back or because coaching looks fun. But coaches don't realize the deck is stacked against them. That coaching, because of the truths coaches have never been told, can be terribly difficult and can take a heavy toll on the athletes, the program, and the coach. Knowing the truths, specifically three sinister truths, will make all the difference. In your coaching, are you tired of: Being taken for granted? Feeling undersupported? Struggling to develop your skills? Once you know the three sinister truths, you can take smart actions to negate those feelings and improve your situation. Learn 16 actions that will make an immediate difference in your coaching. In the book The 3 Sinister Truths of Coaching Sports Today - and What You Can Do About Them, you'll learn how to build a support network that will be there for you when times are tough, answering your questions and giving you guidance. You'll discover how to appreciate your position and those around you, and in turn be more appreciated for the job you do. And you'll understand how to create your own system of professional development so you won't be left behind, because you'll know the core knowledge and how to get the latest and greatest information about your sport.

©2015 Michael Davenport (P)2016 Michael Davenport

Narrator: Chris Rice
Length: 31 mins
Available on Audible
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For the Good of the Game

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A New York Times best seller. Foreword by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The longtime Commissioner of Major League Baseball provides an unprecedented look inside professional baseball today, focusing on how he helped bring the game into the modern age and revealing his interactions with players, managers, fellow owners, and fans nationwide.  More than a century old, the game of baseball is resistant to change - owners, managers, players, and fans all hate it. Yet, now more than ever, baseball needs to evolve - to compete with other professional sports, stay relevant, and remain America’s pastime, it must adapt. Perhaps no one knows this better than Bud Selig, who, as the head of MLB for more than 20 years, ushered in some of the most important, and controversial, changes in the game’s history - modernizing a sport that had remained unchanged since the 1960s.  In this enlightening and surprising audiobook, Selig goes inside the most difficult decisions and moments of his career, looking at how he worked to balance baseball’s storied history with the pressures of the 21st century to ensure its future. Part baseball story, part business saga, and part memoir, For the Good of the Game chronicles Selig’s career, takes fans inside locker rooms and board rooms, and offers an intimate, fascinating account of the frequently messy process involved in transforming an American institution.  Featuring an all-star lineup of the biggest names from the last 40 years of baseball, Selig recalls the vital games, private moments, and tense conversations he’s shared with Hall of Fame players and managers and the contentious calls he’s made. He also speaks candidly about hot-button issues like the steroid scandal that threatened to destroy the game, telling his side of the story in full and for the first time. As he looks back and forward, Selig outlines the stakes for baseball’s continued transformation - and why the changes he helped usher in must only be the beginning. 

©2019 Bud Selig (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Arthur Morey
Author: Bud Selig
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Earn the Right to Win

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An inspirational guide for leaders by the two-time Super Bowl-winning coach of the New York Giants Preparation is easy to praise but very hard to master. No modern coach, in any sport, understands that better than NFL veteran Tom Coughlin. He led the New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories (2008 and 2012) with his system of relentless preparation and old-school tough-mindedness. He teaches his players that you can never guarantee a win, but you can always earn the right to win - with focus, consistency, hard work, and anticipation of obstacles. And if you’ve earned the right to win, you can sleep soundly before a big game and take the field with confidence. Now Coughlin brings his best advice and anecdotes to a wider audience, and shows how they apply beyond the gridiron. As he likes to say, the more you sweat, the less you bleed. He explains his attention to detail and his passion for knowing even the smallest bits of information that might affect a game. He also shows how to build flexibility into your plan and prepare for the unexpected. Coughlin blends insider stories with practical insights from his 40-year career, creating a powerful guide for leaders in any field.

©2013 Tom Coughlin (P)2013 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Geoffrey Cantor
Author: Tom Coughlin
Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Chasing the Bear

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A dual biography of two coaching legends - Bear Bryant and Nick Saban - who built the Alabama Crimson Tide into a true football dynasty.   Both Bear Bryant and Nick Saban are undeniable kings of college football, two coaches at Alabama who have each won more national championships - six apiece - than anyone else in the history of the game. Chasing the Bear examines how they did it, revealing along the way their similarities in style, background, football philosophy, and recruiting methods, while providing listeners a rare inside look at two of the greatest leaders in the history of sports. Bear Bryant and Nick Saban never met, but they have more in common than either of them realize. Both grew up in small towns - Bryant in Moro Bottom, Arkansas, a dot on the map, and Saban from Monongah, West Virginia, population 500. As a child, Saban pumped gas at his father's service station, washing and waxing cars and doing anything he could to help the business. Bryant's father suffered from multiple physical ailments, which forced Bryant to work to keep the family farm going. Both men knew the value of hard work from the time they were young boys, and both understood that there were no shortcuts to success. But both dreamed of escaping their hometowns, and both used football as the means to do so. Separated by two generations, Bear Bryant and Nick Saban are mythic figures linked by a school, a town, and a barroom debate centering on one question: Which is the greatest college coach of all time?

©2019 Lars Anderson (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Dan Woren
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Outperform the Norm for Student Athletes: Perform Your Best in Sports, School and Life

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Outperform the competition!  

Being unbeatable from the neck down cannot happen without first being unbeatable from the neck up. If the best athletes on the planet are all training their minds for peak performance in training and competition, why aren’t you doing the same? Unlike speed, strength, power, height, hand-eye coordination, and overall God-given talent, mental strength is a learnable skill. You just need the road map.

In this audiobook you’ll discover not only how to perform your best in sports, school, and life, but you’ll also receive:

The Champions Playbook (26 exercises you can use to perform better immediately)

A personal peak performance assessment

12 “why they won” examples of high-level athletes using these same strategies to outperform

A bonus motivational secret that all elites use to stay motivated (hint - no one talks about this)

There’s no better feeling than knowing you’ve left it all out there on the field, ice, pool, court, course, or classroom. I would have given anything to have a book like this available when I was playing sports in junior high and high school. And that is why I wrote the book - to help you be your best and outperform in everything you do. 

©2018 Scott Welle (P)2019 Scott Welle

Narrator: Scott Welle
Author: Scott Welle
Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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The Big Book of Belichick

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When Bill Belichick talks, smart people listen. This book contains Belichick's own words on topics like two point conversion strategy, preparing for Peyton Manning, and what he looks for when evaluating each player on the field. Belichick has spent a lifetime in the NFL, and as a result has a perspective on the game and its greatest competitors that few can match. Learn what he has to say about the history of the game and those who built the foundation of the modern NFL. Finally, if you wanna win games, you've gotta be excellent on special teams. No one knows this better than Belichick, and this book contains a huge amount of information on how he looks at special teams. Become a better coach or a more knowledgeable fan. Get your copy of this incredible resource today!

©2016 Alex Kirby (P)2017 Alex Kirby

Narrator: Josh Brogadir
Author: Alex Kirby
Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Chasing the Dream

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When Joe Torre was fired as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1995, he thought his career in baseball was over. After more than three decades and 4,200 games as a player and manager, one thing had always eluded him: winning a World Series. He had all but given up his dream when the New York Yankees made him an offer to manage their 1996 club. Encouraged by his wife and others, he accepted. And so began one of the greatest seasons in the fabled history of the New York Yankee franchise and one of the most inspiring, heartwarming stories in all of baseball. Here is the ultimate insider's record of that unforgettable season by the man whose personal struggles captured the hearts and imaginations of fans everywhere. Tough, gritty, but always fair and honest, Torre vividly reveals how he turned a potentially volatile mix of talented youngsters such as Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter, seasoned veterans like Wade Boggs and Paul O'Neill, and so-called "problem" players like Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden into a cohesive unit that cared more about winning than personal egos. He explains how he played his hunches and earned his team's confidence and respect as he focused his players from spring training on toward one goal: the World Series. And he did it all in a pressure-filled sports city that expects nothing less than a champion. Here is Joe Torre's own story, told for the first time in his own words, from his early childhood in Brooklyn, to his celebrated baseball career playing with the likes of Hank Aaron and Bob Gibson, to his stint as the first native New Yorker ever to manage the Yankees. Offering a rare, behind-the-scenes look at a season to remember and a man who went through so much to reach the pinnacle of his profession, Chasing the Dream is more than just another sports story. It is a poignant reminder of why we love the game - and how, sometimes, nice guys do finish first.

©1998 Joe Torre (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

Narrator: Joe Torre
Author: Joe Torre
Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Before You Go Pro

Summary

Before You Go Pro is a very candid look into author Terrence Wood's life working within the family business: football. From the moment his grandfather was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Terrence was on a tenacious mission to follow in his grandfather's footsteps of playing in the NFL. But with every dream comes triumphs, challenges, successes, and failures. Before You Go Pro is not just a story. Listeners will gain a true insider perspective of this multi-billion dollar entertainment industry that we call college and professional football. Within the audiobook, you will find valuable gems of advice and great teaching points for any aspiring football player. With generational football ties, Terrence puts a very unique spin on his view of his football career and the game as a whole. This audiobook speaks directly to the athlete who may want to play big-time college or professional Football one day, but is still naive to the business of the sport. If you play football, know someone who plays or coaches football, or just love the game, you will thoroughly enjoy this audiobook!

©2013 Terrence Wood (P)2017 Terrence Wood

Narrator: Terrence Wood
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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The Q Factor

Summary

Brian Billick, Super Bowl-winning coach and current analyst for the NFL Network, takes on the 2018 draft class of quarterbacks and follows them for two years, identifying the tangibles and intangibles of success, in search of the key to better predicting who will make it as a top-ranked NFL franchise QB. There are elite athletes in every sport - people who possess tangible and intangible qualities that allow them to overcome daunting odds, spot opportunity in the midst of adversity, and turn defeat into victory. No position embodies this dynamic more than football quarterbacks, and nothing is a greater test of performance than the NFL.  The tangibles - metrics, stats, ratings, bowl games, championships - are critical to evaluation. But they're not enough. Every year, highly rated college quarterbacks are analyzed, critiqued, hyped up and/or doubted, and those who manage to survive the scrutiny are drafted early. Some of those early picks make it to the top, some end up journeymen, and some just wash out. Why? What separates the elites from the pack?  In The Q Factor, former NFL coach Brian Billick takes the highly promising 2018 NFL quarterback Draft class - the most touted class since 2004 (Manning, Roethlisberger, Rivers) and 1983 (Elway, Kelly, Marino) - and measures the top five quarterback picks to gauge how, why, and if they succeed. They are all first rounders, all with sterling college credentials, all talented athletes, all taken by teams betting their futures. One or maybe two could go on to greatness. But which ones, and why? Could the prediction process be better? Are the "experts" looking at the wrong factors? How do we find the best of the best?  That's what The Q Factor explores...and finally explains.

©2020 Brian Billick and James Dale (P)2020 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Brian Billick
Length: 8 hrs
Available on Audible
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Soccer Parenting

Summary

Want to know why some parents have kids that are great at soccer and why others don't? Want to help your child but don’t know enough about soccer to give advice? Ever give advice to your child, but they refuse to use it? Want a book that is quick to listen and helps you be one of the best parents on the team? Want to learn the number one mindset to teach your child to help them succeed in soccer and life while also reducing their nervousness? Well, balancing parenting, the time it takes for soccer, family, a career, food, etc. is difficult. Not knowing how to communicate well with your child can make it even more difficult. Improving your soccer parenting takes time to find what works best for you. However, this book will dramatically reduce your time to discover the keys to avoid common pitfalls many others encounter. This book’s aim is to help with the important areas of parenting a soccer player. Therefore, this book details the important 20 percent of soccer parenting to help you get 80 percent of the results. Though every child is different, Soccer Parenting reveals things that most parents find immediately implementable. Talking about the theory of how you should raise your child is fine, but without the easy steps and examples, growth for your child won’t occur. Outcomes of this book: Learn a great way to communicate with a child so they hear your message and go away feeling good about it, even when you have constructive criticisms. Discover how the top 10 percent become good and how to prevent your child from things that hold them back. Know what your child should eat before a game. Building your soccer parenting skills grows your confidence. Make sure you have the tools to overcome difficulties and help your child get everything they want from playing soccer. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Understand, LLC (P)2020 Understand, LLC

Narrator: Dylan Joseph
Author: Dylan Joseph
Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Coaching the a Gap Power for Spread Offenses: Ignite Your Offense with the Most Physical Blocking Scheme in Football

Summary

Teams that run spread offenses have a long history for being known as teams that lack physicality. In Coaching the A Gap Power you will learn how to bring a physical running style to your spread offense that makes defenses put more defenders in the box.  Besides the inside zone, the power blocking scheme is one of the most universal running plays in football.  In Coaching the A Gap Power you will learn how this blocking scheme utilizes angles to create double teams at the point of attack while bringing an extra blocker to lead the runner through the hole.  Coaching the A Gap Power will give you all of the tools to implement this powerful blocking scheme into your offense. With sections focusing on all of the different roles, this book has information for both the veteran coach, who is looking for a few ideas, to the beginning coach, who is seeking a powerful blocking scheme they can base their run game off of.  One of the most appealing parts of the A gap power is the adaptability to meet the skill sets of the players in the offense. In Coaching the A Gap Power the play is packaged in a way that makes it easy for the coach to highlight the strengths of his or her players. In the Variations section you can see all the different ways that the play can be run and the strengths and weaknesses of each of these styles. Make the investment to ignite your offense and become a physical running team.

©2017 David Weitz (P)2018 David Weitz

Author: David Weitz
Length: 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Pattern Matching Coverages

Summary

Most coverages were designed to combat offenses based out of formations with two running backs and a tight end. While these coverages were great for their time, the game has evolved and defensive coverages must evolve with them. Modern football has created pass first offenses that can shred an unprepared secondary quickly. The days of drop back zone coverages where defenders drop into space and hope the receivers run to them are dead.  Pattern Matching Coverages takes the principles of zone defense and combines it with the pressure of man-to-man techniques. The simple schemes are designed to combat the major passing concepts of modern football and pressure quarterbacks into making a mistake.  Equip your players with the tools to shut down the modern passing game!

©2018 David Weitz (P)2018 Broad Base Publishing

Narrator: Ben van Berkum
Author: David Weitz
Length: 1 hr
Available on Audible
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Paterno

Summary

Joe Posnanski's biography of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno follows in the tradition of works by Richard Ben Cramer on Joe DiMaggio and David Maraniss on Vince Lombardi. Having gained unprecedented access to Paterno, as well as the coach's personal notes and files, Posnanski spent the last two years of Paterno's life covering the coach, on (and off) the field and through the scandal that ended Paterno's legendary career. Joe Posnanski, who in 2012 was named the Best Sportswriter in America by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame, was with Paterno and his family as a horrific national scandal unfolded and Paterno was fired. Within three months, Paterno died of lung cancer, a tragic end to a life that was epic, influential, and operatic. Paterno is the fullest description we will ever have of the man's character and career. In this honest and surprising portrait, Joe Posnanski brings new insight and understanding to one of the most controversial figures in America.

©2012 Joe Posnanski (P)2012 Simon & Schuster, Inc

Narrator: Joe Mantegna
Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Coaching the Inside Zone

Summary

All offenses across the country are dealing with the same problem. How do I create multiple looks to confuse the defense while keeping things simple for my players? The inside zone blocking scheme is the solution to this universal problem.  The inside zone is the most-run blocking scheme at the professional, collegiate, and high school levels. This is due to its simple rules and multiple applications. By keeping the rules very simple, the offensive line is able to master the concept. This allows linemen to spend valuable practice time working on the specific skills they need to master their role.  The rules for the offensive line are simplified, which allows the skill players to be used to control and confuse the defense. This simple window dressing has the effect of making the offense look complicated, while the heart of the play never changes.  In Coaching the Inside Zone, you will learn the details of the inside zone scheme, including:  A simple universal set of blocking rules that will eliminate second-guessing from your linemen  The different responsibilities of the backfield and how they can be changed to confuse the defense  How to run the inside zone scheme from under center while still forcing the defense to defend the whole width of the field  How to run the inside zone scheme from the shotgun and how to change defensive reads  Likely defensive responses and counters to keep them guessing  Take the step to ignite your offense using one of football’s fundamental blocking schemes!

©2017 Broad Base Publishing (P)2018 Broad Base Publishing

Author: David Weitz
Length: 43 mins
Available on Audible
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50 Things to Know About Coaching Youth Basketball

Summary

Are you new to basketball or have never coached a youth team before? 

Are you unsure of what to do during practice or how to manage a team during a game? 

Are you dealing with a loudmouth parent on your team that is a bad example of sportsmanship? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions then this book is for you....

50 Things to Know About Coaching Youth Basketball by Aaron Reynolds offers an approach to coaching youth sports for first-time coaches, or parents new to the game that were “volunteered” to lead the team. Most books on coaching basketball teach you how to practice fundamentals, run set plays, and manage games, yet fail to dive into the details of what it takes to manage a group of kids and transform them into a functional basketball team. Based on knowledge from the world's leading experts in coaching basketball and sports psychology, including Reynolds' own personal experiences coaching teams as well as supervising rec leagues, 50 Things to Know About Coaching Youth Basketball is a terrific guide for any coach. 

Here, you'll discover not only tools for managing practices, games, referees, parents, and players, but also the psychology of dealing with youth in a sports environment. This book is geared more toward the recreational team (and not competitive basketball) where having fun and learning the fundamentals of the game are more important than winning. It will remind the coach and all the other parents on the team that they should lead by example so they can instill good sportsmanship and integrity into their sons or daughters. 

By the time you finish this book, you will know how to manage a practice, deal with parents, handle winning and losing, as well as achieve success teaching the fundamentals of the game. So grab your copy today. You'll be glad you did.

©2019 CZYK Publishing (P)2019 CZYK Publishing

Narrator: James Norris
Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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The Cheesehead Devotional

Summary

Judy DuCharme became a Packer fanatic in 1984. In The Cheesehead Devotional, she uses Packer events to lead listeners into God's presence. Sometimes humorous and sometimes serious, Judy shows us that walking with God is as fun as watching a Packer game. By combining the love of football with insights from the Word of God, the listener will find this book fun, inspirational, and even life-changing.

©2012 Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (P)2015 Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas

Narrator: Gregory Bratton
Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible