The Winning Edge Way: An Athlete and Coach's Guide to Becoming a 3-Dimensional Competitor

The Winning Edge Way: An Athlete and Coach's Guide to Becoming a 3-Dimensional Competitor

by Eric Smith

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Overview

The reason the triangle is the strongest of the polygonal shapes is because, when force is added to a triangle, that force is then spread evenly throughout all three sides. This is the same logic Eric Smith applies to The Winning Edge Way: An Athlete and Coach’s Guide to Becoming a 3-Dimensional Competitor. As complex and nuanced as team sports are, there are three main components at their core: the player, the team, the game—each reliant on the other. In this guide, Smith meticulously breaks down and examines each of these three components through the lens of his own knowledge and personal experience as both player and coach. One should devote oneself to a purpose not for the purpose but for that which can be learned and gained along the way, to then be passed along to the next generation. And when you devote yourself to a sport (or purpose), as Smith has, you learn a thing or two—or in this case, three.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732860308
Publisher: Winning Edge Academy, LLC
Publication date: 06/21/2019
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

ERIC SMITH is an author, prolific book blogger, and literary agent from New Jersey, currently living in Philadelphia. Smith cohosts Book Riot's newest podcast, HEY YA, with non-fiction YA author Kelly Jensen. He can regularly be found writing for Book Riot's blog, as well as Barnes & Noble's Teen Reads blog, Paste Magazine, and Publishing Crawl. Smith also has a growing Twitter platform of over 40,000 followers (@ericsmithrocks).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements and Dedication . . . . . . . . . . vii

Introduction: The Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . xiii

I. First Dimension: Making Yourself Better . . . . . . . . . . 1

1. Getting REAL about Your Mindset . . . . . . . . . . 3

2. Understanding Resiliency . . . . . . . . . . 9

3. Becoming Resilient . . . . . . . . . . 21

4. Understanding Effort and the Way Your Mind Works . . . . . . . . . . 41

5. What’s in an Attitude? . . . . . . . . . . 53

6. Stay in a Place of Curiosity . . . . . . . . . . 65

II. Second Dimension: Elevating Your Team . . . . . . . . . . 81

7. Respect for Self and Others . . . . . . . . . . 83

8. Every Machine Requires Fuel . . . . . . . . . . 89

9. You Can Count on Me! . . . . . . . . . . 97

10. Your Team’s Success Will Never Rise above the Level of Its Leadership . . . . . . . . . . 101

11. The 4 C’s of Leadership . . . . . . . . . . 105

12. Construction: Building others . . . It’s as Easy as Flying a KITE . . . . . . . . . . 121

III. Third Dimension: Making the Game Better . . . . . . . . . . 37

13. Creating Your Legacy . . . . . . . . . . 139

14. Why You LOVE Rules! . . . . . . . . . . 145

15. Officials Are Your New Best Friend . . . . . . . . . . 151

16. A Worthy Opponent Is a Gift . . . . . . . . . . 155

Supporting Quotes . . . . . . . . . . 161

About the Author . . . . . . . . . . 167

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