Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life - Michael Lewis

Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life

By Michael Lewis

  • Release Date: 2005-04-17
  • Genre: Coaching
Score: 4
4
From 66 Ratings

Description

A story with a big heart about a boy, a coach, the game of baseball, and the game of life.
"There are teachers with a rare ability to enter a child's mind; it's as if their ability to get there at all gives them the right to stay forever." There was a turning point in Michael Lewis's life, in a baseball game when he was fourteen years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand with the game on the line and managed to convey such confident trust in Lewis's ability that the boy had no choice but to live up to it. "I didn't have words for it then, but I do now: I am about to show the world, and myself, what I can do." The coach's message was not simply about winning but about self-respect, sacrifice, courage, and endurance. In some ways, and now thirty years later, Lewis still finds himself trying to measure up to what Coach Fitz expected of him.

Reviews

  • Defective

    1
    By $hanbo
    Only 21 pages came with my download and most of those are blank - literally zero content to this book.
  • Gem

    5
    By Johnpassaro
    Great read about how a great coach can influence your life and how todays parents shelter athletes from "learning" on their own. 96 pages of awesome.
  • Awesome read!

    5
    By 1239482342
    Great one hour read! I've made this book mandatory reading for all parents on my soccer teams.