Success Is in the Details: And Other Life Lessons from Coach Wooden's Playbook

Success Is in the Details: And Other Life Lessons from Coach Wooden's Playbook

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For nearly 20 years, John Wooden ran scores of summer youth basketball camps, imparting wisdom and teaching skills to thousands of boys and girls between the ages of eight and fifteen. Most would not grow up to play professional or even college ball, but all of them found their lives changed by their interaction with the greatest coach who ever lived. In those camps, Coach Wooden also impacted hundreds of camp counselors and assistant coaches. This one-of-a-kind book shares their inspiring stories, highlighting six fundamental lessons from Coach Wooden for a life of success and unforgettable impact on others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493418992
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/21/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Pat Williams is senior vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic. He has more than 50 years of professional sports experience, has written more than 100 books, including the popular Coach Wooden, Coach Wooden's Greatest Secret, and Character Carved in Stone. Find out more at www

Jim Denney is a writer with more than 100 books to his credit. His collaborative titles include numerous books with Pat Williams. Find out more at
Jim Denney is the author of Walt's Disneyland, Answers to Satisfy the Soul, Writing in Overdrive, and the Timebenders series for young readers. He has written many books with Pat Williams, including Coach Wooden, The Difference You Make, and The Sweet Spot for Success. Learn more at

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

"A Week with Wooden" Swen Nater 13

Foreword Nan Wooden 15

Introduction: A Coach for All Seasons 19

1 More than a Basketball Camp 27

2 Success Is in the Details 47

3 Be a Leader Who Builds Leaders 63

4 Be a Teacher 83

5 Teach Wisdom, Not Winning 105

6 Empower Your People 121

7 Strive for Competitive Greatness 137

8 The Undiscovered Coach Wooden 155

9 Q&A with Coach Wooden 169

Epilogue: Coach Wooden's Masterpiece 187

"I Saw Love Once" Swen Nater 191

Notes 193

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