landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
MGoBoard, please recommend your favorite text on the topic of coaching/leadership philosophies. I volunteer coach youth (ages 5-7) sports and would like to instill a few ideals of growth, competition, sportmanship, etc. This is difficult if you yourself have a lot to learn on the subject! I could see recommendations in a few areas:
- Simplified stories for youths to read that demonstrate leadership, etc
- Reading for adults on the topic of teaching youth about leadership, competition, etc.
- General reading for adults on philosphies of leadership, competition, etc.
[EDIT - and here is a mostly compiled list. I am going to start with the first two books
- Brian McKormick's 'The 21st Century Basketball Practice'
- Inch and MIles was written for children and written BY John Wooden
- "The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership" by Bill Walsh
- Work Rules' by Laszlo Bock (HR VP at Google
- Matt Christopher books
- The Power of Negative Thinking - Bob Knight
- "Knight" by Bobby Knight.
- "Tribal Leadership"
- "Wooden: A lifetime of observation and reflections on and off the court"
- Quiet Strength - Tony Dungy
- Blue Book and 'The Inner Game of Tennis' by John Wooden
- Managing Magnetball
- "Competitive Leadership: Twelve Principles for Success" By Brian Billick.
- "The Education of a Coach".
- "A Season of Life" by Jeffrey Marx
- The Basketball Philosophy of Pete Carril
I Wore 21: The Legend of Desmond Howard - September 10, 2011 Release
Huh, I wonder why they chose that date? Note, this was already posted in a post about a month ago and thought it should have its own thread.
I have to admit that I am a not a lifelong Michigan fan. I grew up in upstate New York (like Mike Hart!), and that's where I attended my undergraduate school. I watched a lot of Michigan, Notre Dame, and Penn State football, and Syracuse was "my" basketball team (due to proximity).
I came to Michigan for my PhD, and have been here for a little over 3 years (I outlasted RR!). In this time, I have quickly become a die-hard UM fan, visiting MGoBlog a dozen times a day and attending every athletic event possible (while still progressing on my degree, of course).
My question is: for someone who is not that familiar with the intricacies of the Michigan football legacy, what books are "the best"? I've been browsing Amazon and have seen a ton of books, but I'm not sure what lifelong Michigan fans think is the truest (as opposed to a lot of the reviews written by not-as-knowledgeable folk). I've heard good things about Jon Falk's book -- would it be a good starting point?
In between reading MGoBlog and staring at my calendar hoping it'll move closer to Sept. 4th simply under the power of my thoughts, I found time to read the book, A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron (apparently the author of 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter).
I've noticed many people on the blog have dogs or are dog people in general (pics, videos, MGoStalking), and having just finished the book I must say that if you love dogs, you have to read this book.
I won't ruin it by saying too much, but it's a view of the world from a dog's perspective through his/her various rebirths, as well as the search for his/her purpose in life. It will make you laugh, but be warned: it also has the power to many even the manliest of men (not claiming that I am, but hey...) cry. If anyone else has read this book, feel free to chime in.
My sister will be going into the hospital no later than Friday to give birth to her first child, which will also be the first kid between all of my sibliings. Finally I will be Uncle Adamantium, and Uncle Adamantium comes bearing gifts:
She lives in central Ohio near her in-laws, who are all Buckeyes to the bone, so that should go over well.
Anyway, I'm making the trip from Chicago to Canton so I can witness all of the hubbub, and I need some reading material to pass what may turn out to be many hours of waiting. Seeing how I tend to break out in violent tremors and generally just go all Mr. Hyde on everyone when I don't get my daily college football fix, I'm looking for some literature on our nation's greatest sport.
I'm opening the floor to any college football books, on any team, any period, any coach, whatever. As long as you liked it, I wanna hear about it. Let's do this.
Does anyone know the release date of Hail to the Victors 2010??
[mod note: Brian confirms this will be released in June]