Secrets of Successful Coaching: Winning Tips & Advice from 50 America’s Most Successful Coaches

Greg Bach. Square One, $17.95 (240p) ISBN 978-0-7570-0468-1
Bach (Your First Coaching Book), who works for the National Alliance for Youth Sports, supplies parents and youth coaches with helpful advice culled from interviews with 50 coaches from a wide range of sports. Among them are Buck Showalter, Baltimore Orioles manager (“Make it fun. Life’s too short”); Sean Payton, coach of the New Orleans Saints (“When players know how much you care about them, that empowers you, as the coach”); Charlotte Smith, South Carolina State’s women’s basketball coach (“if [coaches] are relaxed, their team is going to be relaxed”); and former NHL coach Ken Hitchcock (“any coach that dwells on a loss keeps his team in the swamp.” The best coaches, Bach writes, teach life lessons such as the importance of teamwork, respect, self-confidence, and always doing one’s best. Joe Maddon, manager of the 2016 World Series champion Chicago Cubs, sums it up with, “Your actions impact [the players] way more than you ever thought they would.” Through these informative interviews, Bach helps coaches motivate young players to reach their potential while providing them with effective role models. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 10/01/2018
Release date: 05/01/2018
Genre: Nonfiction
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