The Matheny Manifesto

The Matheny Manifesto

The Matheny Manifesto

Outlines the author's philosophies about coaching and life, as penned in a letter to the parents of a little league player, while tracing his appointment as a manager for the St. Louis Cardinals and his successful first seasons.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Mike Matheny
Publisher : Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Release : 2017
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780553446722


The Matheny Manifesto

The Matheny Manifesto

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

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Mike Matheny
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2015-02-03
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780553446715


The Matheny Manifesto

The Matheny Manifesto

Outlines the author's philosophies about a "throwback brand" of wisdom, as penned in a letter to the parents of a little league player, while tracing his appointment as a manager for the St. Louis Cardinals and his successful first seasons. 75,000 first printing.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Mike Matheny
Publisher : Crown Pub
Release : 2015
Total Pages : 221 Pages
ISBN : 9780553446692


Insideout Coaching

Insideout Coaching

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

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Joe Ehrmann
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-08-02
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781439183007


Sport Psychology For Youth Coaches

Sport Psychology For Youth Coaches

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781442217140


9 Innings Of Hitting

9 Innings Of Hitting

From swing mechanics to the hitter's mental approach, 9 Innings of Hitting is one of the most in-depth resources ever written to help baseball and fast-pitch softball players improve as hitters. Troy Silva of Rijo Athletics explains what players and coaches really need to know about hitting, and exposes the common myths and misconceptions taught by coaches today including irrelevant principles that actually hinder on-field performance. Tailored to hitters who aspire to play at a higher level, 9 Innings of Hitting offers specific insights about proper swing mechanics, how to improve bat speed, pitch recognition, developing the right plan and approach, slow-motion video analysis, sport-specific strength training, and how to put Troy's concepts to work in training, BP, and games. Coaches, players, and parents desperately need this information so they completely understand what it takes for players to perform to their full capability. Learn the fundamental hitting principles that Troy has used to help thousands of baseball and softball players unlock their true potential!

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Troy Silva
Publisher :
Release : 2013-05-01
Total Pages : 120 Pages
ISBN : 1457519577


One Last Strike Enhanced Edition

One Last Strike Enhanced Edition

One Last Strike by legendary baseball manager Tony La Russa is a thrilling sports comeback story. La Russa, the winner of four Manager of the Year awards—who led his teams to six Pennant wins and three World Series crowns—chronicles one of the most exciting end-of-season runs in baseball history, revealing with fascinating behind-the-scenes details how, under his expert management, the St. Louis Cardinals emerged victorious in the 2011 World Series despite countless injuries, mishaps, and roadblocks along the way. Talking candidly about the remarkable season—and his All-Star players like Albert Pujols and David Freese—the recently retired La Russa celebrates his fifty years in baseball, his team’s amazing recovery from 10 ½ games back, and one final, unforgettable championship in a book that no true baseball fan will want to miss.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Tony La Russa
Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
Release : 2012-09-25
Total Pages : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9780062231895


The Phenomenon

The Phenomenon

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Rick Ankiel had the talent to be one of the best pitchers ever. Then, one day, he lost it. The Phenomenon is the story of how St. Louis Cardinals prodigy Rick Ankiel lost his once-in-a-generation ability to pitch--not due to an injury or a bolt of lightning, but a mysterious anxiety condition widely known as "the Yips." It came without warning, in the middle of a playoff game, with millions of people watching. And it has never gone away. Yet the true test of Ankiel's character came not on the mound, but in the long days and nights that followed as he searched for a way to get back in the game. For four and a half years, he fought the Yips with every arrow in his quiver: psychotherapy, medication, deep-breathing exercises, self-help books, and, eventually, vodka. And then, after reconsidering his whole life at the age of twenty-five, Ankiel made an amazing turnaround: returning to the Major Leagues as a hitter and playing seven successful seasons. This book is an incredible story about a universal experience--pressure--and what happened when a person on the brink had to make a choice about who he was going to be.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Rick Ankiel
Publisher : PublicAffairs
Release : 2017-04-18
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781610396875


What Drives Winning

What Drives Winning

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Release : 2016-04-30
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 0996226451


The Mental Game Of Baseball

The Mental Game Of Baseball

In this book, authors H.A. Dorfman and Karl Kuehl present their practical and proven strategy for developing the mental skills needed to achieve peack performance at every level of the game.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : H. A. Dorfman
Publisher : Taylor Trade Publications
Release : 2002-01-01
Total Pages : 360 Pages
ISBN : 9781888698541