John L. Shannon, Jr.
Will You Be Remembered by the Kids You Coach?
Ten or fifteen years from now, what will kids on your team
remember? The score of the 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 children 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."