Teaching Life Lessons to Kids in Sports
John L. Shannon, Jr.
How will you be remembered by the kids you coach? Ten or fifteen years from now, what will the kids on your team remember? The score of their last tournament game? The number of wins chalked up in their final season? Probably not.
Author John Shannon, a youth coach for thirty years, reminds us that kids will remember whether they had fun and whether you taught them anything important about life. He brings new meaning to the old adage, “It’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game.” Shannon stresses the importance of teaching self-discipline, respect, integrity, hard work, taking chances, making mistakes, winning, and losing with dignity.
You—as the coach—are in a unique position to teach these lessons. In Real Winning, Shannon offers tips that will help you create positive, lasting impressions on the kids who call you, “Coach.”