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Reflections of a 5th-Grade Girls Basketball Coach
     

Reflections of a 5th-Grade Girls Basketball Coach

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by Charlie Duncheon
 

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Drawing on his background as a competitive Indiana basketball player and an irrepressible love of the game, the author describes experiences in coaching his three daughters’ grade-school basketball teams in Los Gatos, California. Coach Charlie unabashedly recounts how he overcomes his Overly Competitive Coaching Disorder (OCCD) to become a better

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Drawing on his background as a competitive Indiana basketball player and an irrepressible love of the game, the author describes experiences in coaching his three daughters’ grade-school basketball teams in Los Gatos, California. Coach Charlie unabashedly recounts how he overcomes his Overly Competitive Coaching Disorder (OCCD) to become a better coach and mentor—and parent.Charlie illustrates his learning process with often-hilarious anecdotes of practices, timeouts and motivational speeches. Prospective grade-school coaches will benefit from his insight, solid coaching theory and practical drills. Recounted with humility and humor, Reflections is a memoir, cautionary tale and coaching manual, clearly focused on the appreciation and benefit of young girl hoops players. A good read for coaches, sports league officials, teachers, sports fans and parents."In the movie Hoosiers, Coach Norman Dale says, 'there's more to the game than shooting.' Charlie Duncheon's passion for basketball is evident from the first page. This Native Hoosier captures the valuable life lessons and simple elegance found in the game we cherish in Indiana." - The Honorable Mike Pence, US Congressman 6th district of Indiana"Having been a college coach and coach of my own children's teams, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Reflections. Charlie's book is both touching and hilarious! I can't wait for the movie!" - Liz Jarnigan, Associate Athletics Director/SWA San Jose State UniversityFor more reviews go to: www.charlieduncheon.posterous.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607467359
Publisher:
FastPencil, Inc.
Publication date:
09/14/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
1,047,321
File size:
3 MB

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Reflections of a 5th-Grade Girls Basketball Coach 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A book about basketball that made me laugh and cry!  A perfect Father's Day gift.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So glad to see a coach "get it".  Loved the life lessons section of the book and I'll never go anywhere without a mint now!  It's a must read for parents and coaches who are entering the world of sports with their kids.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More than a coaching manual, a great read on raising kids. Lots of laughs, too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I am a high school girls basketball coach, but I started by coaching seventh and eighth grade girls and can relate to many of the stories. "Reflections" is an easy read that is great over Saturday morning coffee. I highly recommend reading this to any competitive coach... it's good to help remember that our athletes are still kids in need of more than insight on how to improve their game.
Michael Goodwin More than 1 year ago
Great story-telling! I coach AAU girls. Both teams innvolved my daughters. I have experienced many of the exact same anechdotes told here. He does a great job of describing how he had to come to grips with his competetiveness and keep things in perspective. I also gained a couple insights that I intend to use!
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This book sucks
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