Insightful Player

Author: Chrissy Carew
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614480559
Size: 28.41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Whether you are a parent, coach or teacher looking for a tool that can inspire and motivate, a fan interested in learning how players overcame obstacles to reach the NFL or just someone that enjoys reading poignant, inspiring stories, Insightful Player delivers. Each Insightful PlayerTM story shows solid evidence of the immense power of the human spirit. We all need to be reminded of this, especially kids and especially now. Insightful PlayerTM brings to life how players that reached the NFL did so not only on their talent, but often because of the heroic acts they made to overcome life’s obstacles. A player's father was murdered when he was eight; he had to duck for cover in his home because bullets were flying on his street... Another player saw people shot as early as the age of five and often saw dead bodies on his street before his teens...A Hall of Fame player never had a winter coat or winter boots and didn't always have food to eat...A former player was put in classes for the mentally disabled, his father "beat the tar" out of him, his coaches wouldn't help him get into college because they said he had no talent....All of these players overcame these hardships to achieve a place in the NFL. Each player’s story provides a lesson in perseverance, values, courage and integrity. Insightful PlayerTM is a playbook for inspiring us all, especially our children. Use it to teach, inspire and learn.

Star Spangled Soccer

Author: G. Hopkins
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230278043
Size: 72.43 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Star-Spangled Soccer traces the development of soccer in the USA. It is the first book that tells the story of how the sport rose to extreme highs and suffered almost catastrophic lows as it fought to position itself on the American sports landscape, beginning with the announcement from FIFA in 1988 that America would host the 1994 World Cup.


Author: Peter H. Diamandis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451614217
Size: 35.24 MB
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A contrarian assessment of the near future explains how rapidly growing technologies and other powerful forces will be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of all people, profiling the revolutionary work of leading innovators in such areas as energy, health care and education. 50,000 first printing.

Building The Perfect Star

Author: Bob Ward
Publisher: Ascend Books
ISBN: 9780996194433
Size: 57.59 MB
Format: PDF
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Today, it is inconceivable for a professional or even small college sports team to go without a coach designated to enhancing conditioning, strength training, and overall performance. But someone had to be first. In 1976, the Dallas Cowboys and Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach Tom Landry hired Dr. Bob Ward and told him to go to work. Part of the aura of the Dallas Cowboys was to be ahead of the curve, which made hiring Ward a natural step forward. Ward believed in analytics long before Moneyball made them synonymous with sports. He saw the value in computers and technology in sports before the two became linked.

Homo Ludens

Author: Johan Huizinga
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415175944
Size: 51.54 MB
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Author: Alan M. Dershowitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671760890
Size: 70.37 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The well-known attorney discusses what it is like to be Jewish today, examining such issues as anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, assimilation, Zionism, civil rights, the role of Jews in the U.S.S.R., changes in Eastern Europe, and more. Reprint.

Sports And Entertainment Marketing

Author: Ken Kaser
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305445147
Size: 58.69 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 1907
SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING, 4E has expanded coverage, updated content, and exciting new features. Popular sports and entertainment topics continue to be the foundation for teaching marketing concepts. Throughout the text, each marketing function is highlighted with an icon to indicate how it is used in the marketing process. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Into The Wild

Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307476869
Size: 80.86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens

Author: Sean Covey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476764670
Size: 39.68 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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With more than five million copies in print all around the world, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is the ultimate teenage success guide—now updated for the digital age. Imagine you had a roadmap—a step-by-step guide to help you get from where you are now, to where you want to be in the future. Your goals, your dreams, your plans…they are all within reach. You just need the tools to help you get there. That’s what Sean Covey’s landmark book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, has been to millions of teens: a handbook to self-esteem and success. Now updated for the digital age, this classic book applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to the tough issues and life-changing decisions teens face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a simple approach to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, and get along with their parents, as well as tackle the new challenges of our time, like cyberbullying and social media. In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world. An indispensable book for teens, as well as parents, teachers, counselors, or any adult who works with teens, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens has become the last word on surviving and thriving as a teen and beyond. “If The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens doesn’t help you, then you must have a perfect life already.”–Jordan McLaughlin, Age 17