Winning More Than the Game

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About the author:
Author Frederick B. Northup graduated from the Sewanee: The University of the South and began as a high school French teacher and coach at the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was a tennis pro at the Midtown Tennis Club in New York while attending the General Theological Seminary, then served the Episcopal church as a priest for 25 years, from Memphis to Paris to New York to Louisiana to Seattle, where he was dean of St. Mark's Cathedral, the largest Episcopal congregation in the Northwest. He has coached a number of teams at different levels in several sports and served in leadership positions on a variety of nonprofit boards. In 1998, Fred took early retirement and founded Athletes for a Better World, an international nonprofit organization with a mission to develop character, teamwork, and citizenship in young athletes. He has received the endorsement of numerous national figures in sports including the legendary John Wooden, in whose name an annual award is given to one professional and one collegiate athlete.

Winning More Than the Game

Authored by Fred Northup

The vast majority of parents and coaches deeply desire rich and rewarding life experiences for their children and youth when they endeavor to participate in sports. They want kids to experience both winning and losing, the satisfaction of sacrifice and hard work necessary to achieve a goal, grace when things don't go your way, and the sense of belonging that comes when you are part of a team. But we have all heard of the stories of parents, athletes and coaches who have fallen short. Bad behavior on the field, shortcuts to increased strength and lapses in morality are all too common fodder for the nightly news. Winning More Than The Game provides a playbook through The Code for Living, a series of eight tenets that guides athletes in maintaining a high standard of character and behavior in all aspects of their lives. The Code for Living challenges each person to take responsibility as an individual, as a member of a team, and as a member of society. The audience for the book is as broad and deep as the influence of sports is in the world today. The organization behind this book is Athletes for a Better World, the nonprofit responsible for awarding the annual Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup. Past winners include Tim Tebow, Peyton Manning, Mia Hamm, and Pat Summitt.

Publication Date:
1475284780 / 9781475284782
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Sports & Recreation / Sports Psychology

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