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After eight books, many of them bestsellers, A Game Plan for Life is the one closest to John Wooden's heart: a moving and inspirational guide to the power of mentorship. The first half focuses on the people who helped foster the values that carried Wooden through an incredibly successful and famously principled career, including his college coach, his wife, Abraham Lincoln, and Mother Teresa. The second half is built around interviews with some of the many people he mentored over the years, including Kareem ...

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A Game Plan for Life: The Power of Mentoring

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Overview

After eight books, many of them bestsellers, A Game Plan for Life is the one closest to John Wooden's heart: a moving and inspirational guide to the power of mentorship. The first half focuses on the people who helped foster the values that carried Wooden through an incredibly successful and famously principled career, including his college coach, his wife, Abraham Lincoln, and Mother Teresa. The second half is built around interviews with some of the many people he mentored over the years, including Kareem Abdul- Jabbar, Bill Walton, fellow coaches, family members, and even a middle school coach in Canada. Their testimony takes readers inside the lessons Wooden taught to generations of players, bringing out the very best in them not just as athletes but as human beings. In all, it's an inspiring primer on how to achieve success without sacrificing principles, and on how to build one of the most productive and rewarding relationships available to any athlete, businessperson, teacher, or parent: that of mentor and protege.\

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You might say that legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden mentored a generation. During his three-decade career, he instilled life-changing lessons in scores of athletes and fellow coaches. In this keepsake book, Wooden explains how the power of mentoring rightly applied can foster values even as it aids with success. He movingly pays tribute to the mixed batch of mentors who most shaped his own life: his college coach, his beloved wife, Nellie, Abraham Lincoln, and Mother Teresa. In the second half of the book, grateful students including Bill Walton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar turn the tables on him, reflecting on what "Old John" has taught them.
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“Coach Wooden is the most respected mentor I’ve ever met. He’s had a powerful impact on my life and now, through this book, he’ll touch you as well. Get ready for a life-changing experience.”—Pat Williams, Sr. Vice President, Orlando Magic, author of Extreme Dreams Depend on Teams

“All of us need to read John Wooden’s tips on mentoring and build them into our lives. There is no better person to give you A Game Plan for Life.”—Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University basketball coach

“There is no coach or former coach, in the U.S.A., more admired by his peers than John Wooden. When someone asks me who is the best athletic coach ever, my vote is John Wooden. A Game Plan for Life speaks loudly about the importance of learning and teaching for a lifetime. Coach Wooden’s message is one reason I keep coaching!”—Bobby Bowden, Head Football Coach, Florida State University

“My time learning from Coach Wooden—sitting and asking him questions, soaking up his answers—has provided some of the most significant lessons in my life. Any way that you can be mentored by a giant like him, including reading A Game Plan for Life, will provide great lessons for you, too.”—Pat Summitt, Women’s Basketball Coach, University of Tennessee

“Few coaches have effected their player’s lives so fully as John Wooden, so here’s a natural question: Who mentored the mentor? Well, John Wooden is glad we asked…”—Bob Costas

“Who better to learn you all his experiences than John Wooden? This is a positively great book by a great man.”—Yogi Berra

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616853433
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 10/13/2009
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

John Wooden is the most successful coach in NCAA history, having led the UCLA Bruins to 665 victories and ten championships in the years leading up to 1975. Since his retirement, he has become a mentor to dozens of athletes, journalists, and writers, and the author of eight books.

Don Yaeger is the author or coauthor of sixteen books, including Never Die Easy, with Walter Payton, and Running for My Life, with Warrick Dunn.

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

    Plan Your Game

    What can I say. I found Coach Wooden's book simply amazing in terms of his forthright honesty and sincerity. To express himself in such an open way and bare personal feelings, I found that he draws the reader closer by doing so.

    Sharing is personal life experiences about how he developed into the man, husband, and coach he became, you get the sense that he is an exceptional human being. But he shares how you, the reader, can learn the same skills by having mentors, the same mentors he had.

    With the help of Don Yeager I found the book very easy to read and I could not put it down. Maybe I connected with the story on some personal level and so it meant more to me than say to another person. With that being said, I still highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking to be inspired.

    I went as far as purchasing Coach Wooden's childrens book for my own son. We read it together and through this book I am imparting some of Coach Wooden's wisdom to my son, giving him his second mentor.

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

    A Mentor's Tribute

    I have followed Coach Wooden over the last 40 plus years. He will be 100 this year. If you are a mentor to others this is the book for you. Wisdom on every page. Great lessons to share with others. Highly recommend this book to you.

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    They should be baby blue with red roses on them.
    They should say ," You are invited!"on the front.

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    INVITATION CONCEPT

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  • Posted December 25, 2011

    John Wooden - A Game Plan for LIFE

    A Game Plan for LIFE - perfect title for a perfect book! This should be a MUST READ for everyone. The book gives directions on how to assist the next generation, keep the reader on track and assist all in understanding and assisting the elder generation to continue going forward. I can not say enough about this book!!!! Better than any parenting book, teaching book on the market. This man,John Wooden, put all into words that are so easy to follow. Thank You Mr. John Wooden, your memory will live on forever!

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  • Posted February 22, 2010

    Interesting Read

    Coach Wooden gives common sense tips for the mentor inside all of us. If you are a fan of any of his books you will enjoy this as it gives a few more of his life stories. I have felt like I have found a good friend that I have never met.

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