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The Matheny Manifesto

The Matheny Manifesto
A Young Manager's Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life

by Mike Matheny,Jerry B. Jenkins

  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2015-02-03
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0553446711
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny's New York Times bestselling manifesto about what parents, coaches, and athletes get wrong about sports; what we can do better; and how sports can teach eight keys to success in sports and life. Mike Matheny was just forty-one, without professional managerial experience and looking for a next step after a successful career as a Major League catcher, when he succeeded the legendary Tony La Russa as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012. While Matheny has enjoyed immediate success, leading the Cards to the postseason four times in his first four years−a Major League record−people have noticed something else about his life, something not measured in day-to-day results. Instead, it’s based on a frankly worded letter he wrote to the parents of a Little League team he coached, a cry for change that became an Internet sensation and eventually a “manifesto.” The tough-love philosophy Matheny expressed in the letter contained his throwback beliefs that authority should be respected, discipline and hard work rewarded, spiritual faith cultivated, family made a priority, and humility considered a virtue. In The Matheny Manifesto, he builds on his original letter by first diagnosing the problem at the heart of youth sports−it starts with parents and coaches−and then by offering a hopeful path forward. Along the way, he uses stories from his small-town childhood as well as his career as a player, coach, and manager to explore eight keys to success: leadership, confidence, teamwork, faith, class, character, toughness, and humility. From “The Coach Is Always Right, Even When He’s Wrong” to “Let Your Catcher Call the Game,” Matheny’s old-school advice might not always be popular or politically correct, but it works. His entertaining and deeply inspirational book will not only resonate with parents, coaches, and athletes, it will also be a powerful reminder, from one of the most successful new managers in the game, of what sports can teach us all about winning on the field and in life.

Hello, Friends!

Hello, Friends!
Stories from My Life and Blue Jays Baseball

by Jerry Howarth

  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Release : 2019-03-05
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 1773053531
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An honest memoir about life, family, and baseball from the longtime, legendary Toronto Blue Jays radio broadcaster For 36 years, Jerry Howarth ushered in eternal hope each spring and thrived in the drive of each fall as the voice of the Toronto Blue Jays. In 1982, the lifelong avid sports fan joined Tom Cheek as full-time play-by-play radio announcer for the Blue Jays, and for the next 23 years, “Tom and Jerry” were the voices of the franchise. Jerry became part of the fabric of a nation and a team, covering historic moments like the rise of the Blue Jays through the 1980s that culminated in back-to-back World Series Championships in 1992 and 1993. His Hall of Fame–worthy broadcasting career has been nothing short of legendary. When Jerry retired in February 2018, the tributes poured in and made one thing perfectly clear: Toronto baseball would never be the same. Howarth brings together thoughts on life, family, work, and baseball. Featuring stories about everyone from Dave Stieb, Jack Morris, Duane Ward, Roberto Alomar, and Joe Carter to John Gibbons, Edwin Encarnacion, Josh Donaldson, and the late Roy Halladay, Hello, Friends! is a must-read for sports fans everywhere.

Coaching Better Every Season

Coaching Better Every Season
A Year-Round System for Athlete Development and Program Success

by Gilbert, Wade

  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Release : 2016-11-17
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1492507660
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents the best coaching methods and practices for each season on the sport calendar – pre-season, in-season, post-season, and off-season - and offers specific actions, tools, and guidelines for coaches to create a cycle of continuous improvement for themselves, their athletes, and their teams.

Youth Sports in America: The Most Important Issues in Youth Sports Today

Youth Sports in America: The Most Important Issues in Youth Sports Today
A Book

by Skye Arthur-Banning

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2018-06-30
  • Pages : 423
  • ISBN : 1440843023
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Written by a former Olympic consultant, this authoritative book examines youth sports in America today, from the organizations and companies that dominate organized youth sports to high-profile controversies ranging from burnout and out-of-control parents to the health risks of youth football. • Examines negative influences of youth sports on families, from financial sacrifice to parental misbehavior • Discusses the benefits of playing on an organized team • Provides a historical overview of youth sports in the United States • Contains a list of resources for further study • Includes contact information on important sports-related organizations

Pursuing Excellence for the Glory of God

Pursuing Excellence for the Glory of God
Toward a Biblical Philosophy of Christian School Education

by Keith A. Currivean

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2022-01-13
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 1666723444
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What is education? How and why do educators do what we do? And, in what way can and ought education be distinctively Christian? These are a few of the probing questions for which this book seeks answers. Among other contributions, Currivean’s book explores a biblical philosophy of Christian education with unprecedented breadth and depth. To accomplish this objective, it considers what education is (chapter 1), what philosophy of education is (chapter 2), and what the ultimate goal of education is (chapter 3). Additionally, this book provides a never-before, Christian overview of twelve philosophies of education (chapters 4–15). Each of those chapters provides an introduction of a particular philosophy of education and some of that philosophy’s exemplars. Each of those chapters also contributes a constructive, Christian critique. Chapter 16 highlights a biblical philosophy of Christian education—featuring some people, some principles, and some priorities for a biblical philosophy of Christian education, viz. pursuing excellence for the glory of God.

Win The Youth Sports Game

Win The Youth Sports Game
How Ordinary Kids Can Thrive

by John Yeigh

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2022-01-18
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1683584317
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How to Ensure That Your Children Are Given The Opportunity to Succeed at Sports Fifty million parents are hopeful their little superstars are on track to play college sports and win a scholarship, but more than forty-nine million may end up being disappointed. Win The Youth Sports Game is the first title ever to provide an honest reality-check for parents—a What to Expect When You are Expecting for youth sports. Fifty incredibly common, adult-imposed obstacles are exposed so that parents can help their athletes navigate and overcome these challenges along their own sports journeys. Win The Youth Sports Game objectively narrates how ordinary kids can progress, survive, and thrive within today's $17 billion, youth-sports industrial complex. The fifteen-year developmental trek from toddler to collegiate athlete is chronicled while juxtaposing the real-life challenges that athletes in all sports must endure and overcome. Share this book's table of contents with any sports parent, and they'll immediately identify with some of the seemingly outrageous storylines. The unfortunate outcome is that more than 75 percent of kids quit sports by age fourteen, with over-zealous adults being a big contributor. The author will donate half of any profits to Project Play's youth-sports advocacy programs.

Coaching for Human Development and Performance in Sports

Coaching for Human Development and Performance in Sports
A Book

by Rui Resende,A. Rui Gomes

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2021-04-09
  • Pages : 477
  • ISBN : 3030639126
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book addresses important topics of coaching in order to better understand what sports coaching is and the challenges that arise when assuming this activity. It provides the reader with useful insights to the field of sports coaching, and discusses topics such as coaching education, areas of intervention, and main challenges. With contributions by experts and well-known authors in the field, this volume presents an up-to-date picture of the scholarship in the coaching field. It introduces key aspects on the future of the science of coaching and provides coach educators, researchers, faculty, and students with new perspectives on topics within the field to help improve their coaching effectiveness.

Changing the Game

Changing the Game
The Parent's Guide to Raising Happy, High-Performing Athletes and Giving Youth Sports Back to Our Kids

by John O'Sullivan

  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Release : 2013-08-01
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN : 1614486476
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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PERPERience to take us behind the scenes of competitive youth sports, and demonstrates how they have changed from being a fun pastime to an ultra competitive, adult centered enterprise that is failing our children.

Lincoln and the American Manifesto

Lincoln and the American Manifesto
A Book

by Allen Jayne

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kansas City Royals 2021

Kansas City Royals 2021
A Baseball Companion

by Baseball Prospectus,

  • Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC
  • Release : 2021-05-02
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN : 1950716465
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The team edition based on The New York Times Bestselling Guide. This more portable team edition of the full 26th edition of the industry-leading baseball annual contains all of the important statistics, player projections, and insider-level commentary that readers have come to expect, but focused on your favorite organization. It also features detailed reports on the top prospects, data visualization, and deeper statistical profiles. Take it out to the ball game or wherever you follow your team!

Classic Maya Polities of the Southern Lowlands

Classic Maya Polities of the Southern Lowlands
Integration, Interaction, Dissolution

by Damien B. Marken,James L. Fitzsimmons

  • Publisher : University Press of Colorado
  • Release : 2015-11-21
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 160732413X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Classic Maya Polities of the Southern Lowlands investigates Maya political and social structure in the southern lowlands, assessing, comparing, and interpreting the wide variation in Classic period Maya polity and city composition, development, and integration. Traditionally, discussions of Classic Maya political organization have been dominated by the debate over whether Maya polities were centralized or decentralized. With new, largely unpublished data from several recent archaeological projects, this book examines the premises, strengths, and weaknesses of these two perspectives before moving beyond this long-standing debate and into different territory. The volume examines the articulations of the various social and spatial components of Maya polity—the relationships, strategies, and practices that bound households, communities, institutions, and dynasties into enduring (or short-lived) political entities. By emphasizing the internal negotiation of polity, the contributions provide an important foundation for a more holistic understanding of how political organization functioned in the Classic period. Contributors include Francisco Estrada Belli, James L. Fitzsimmons, Sarah E. Jackson, Caleb Kestle, Brigitte Kovacevich, Allan Maca, Damien B. Marken, James Meierhoff, Timothy Murtha, Cynthia Robin, Alexandre Tokovinine, and Andrew Wyatt.

The Origins of Maya States

The Origins of Maya States
A Book

by Loa P. Traxler,Robert J. Sharer

  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 2016-10-28
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN : 1934536083
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Pre-Columbian Maya were organized into a series of independent kingdoms or polities rather than unified into a single state. The vast majority of studies of Maya states focus on the apogee of their development in the classic period, ca. 250-850 C.E. As a result, Maya states are defined according to the specific political structures that characterized classic period lowland Maya society. The Origins of Maya States is the first study in over 30 years to examine the origins and development of these states specifically during the preceding preclassic period, ca. 1000 B.C.E. to 250 C.E. Attempts to understand the origins of Maya states cannot escape the limitations of archaeological data, and this is complicated by both the variability of Maya states in time and space and the interplay between internal development and external impacts. To mitigate these factors, editors Loa P. Traxler and Robert J. Sharer assemble a collection of essays that combines an examination of topical issues with regional perspectives from both the Maya area and neighboring Mesoamerican regions to highlight the role of interregional interaction in the evolution of Maya states. Topics covered include material signatures for the development of Maya states, evaluations of extant models for the emergence of Maya states, and advancement of new models based on recent archaeological data. Contributors address the development of complexity during the preclassic era within the Maya regions of the Pacific coast, highlands, and lowlands and explore preclassic economic, social, political, and ideological systems that provide a developmental context for the origins of Maya states. Contributors: Marcello A. Canuto, John E. Clark, Ann Cyphers, Francisco Estrada-Belli, David C. Grove, Norman Hammond, Richard D. Hansen, Eleanor King, Michael Love, Simon Martin, Astrid Runggaldier, Robert Sharer, Loa Traxler.

Handmade Pixels

Handmade Pixels
Independent Video Games and the Quest for Authenticity

by Jesper Juul

  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2019-10-08
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 0262042797
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An investigation of independent video games—creative, personal, strange, and experimental—and their claims to handcrafted authenticity in a purely digital medium. Video games are often dismissed as mere entertainment products created by faceless corporations. The last twenty years, however, have seen the rise of independent, or “indie,” video games: a wave of small, cheaply developed, experimental, and personal video games that react against mainstream video game development and culture. In Handmade Pixels, Jesper Juul examine the paradoxical claims of developers, players, and festivals that portray independent games as unique and hand-crafted objects in a globally distributed digital medium. Juul explains that independent video games are presented not as mass market products, but as cultural works created by people, and are promoted as authentic alternatives to mainstream games. Writing as a game player, scholar, developer, and educator, Juul tells the story of how independent games—creative, personal, strange, and experimental—became a historical movement that borrowed the term “independent” from film and music while finding its own kind of independence. Juul describes how the visual style of independent games signals their authenticity—often by referring to older video games or analog visual styles. He shows how developers use strategies for creating games with financial, aesthetic, and cultural independence; discusses the aesthetic innovations of “walking simulator” games; and explains the controversies over what is and what isn't a game. Juul offers examples from independent games ranging from Dys4ia to Firewatch; the text is richly illustrated with many color images.

A Theological Understanding of Power for Poverty Alleviation in the Philippines

A Theological Understanding of Power for Poverty Alleviation in the Philippines
With Special Reference to US-Based Filipino Protestants in Texas

by Yohan Hong

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2022-02-28
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 1666706795
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book calls attention to the sense of powerlessness of everyday people in the Philippines, and to the missional agency of US-based Filipino Protestants. Through a variety of sociological-theological-missiological perspectives, this book guides you to a journey of discovering what kind of power is in play, how the fallen powers can be named and made visible, and then ultimately the ways through which power should be restored. In this process, the voices, perceptions, stories, and insights of US-based Filipino Protestants are referred to. Filipino American Protestants are no longer “forgotten Asians” in the US. Instead, they actively perceive, negotiate, and exercise power in everyday life, and strive to wield their missional agency in response to God’s calling for the transformation of their homeland Philippines, which has been seldom investigated in the academia of Diaspora Missiology and Intercultural Studies.

An Introduction to Animals and Political Theory

An Introduction to Animals and Political Theory
A Book

by Alasdair Cochrane

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2010-10-12
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN : 0230290590
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Structured around the five most important schools within contemporary political theory: liberalism, utilitarianism, communitarianism, Marxism and feminism, this is the first introductory level text to offer an accessible overview on the status of animals in contemporary political theory.

Heritage Studies

Heritage Studies
Methods and Approaches

by Marie Louise Stig Sørensen,John Carman,Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer John Carman

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2009-09-18
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 1135249504
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the first volume specifically dedicated to the consolidation and clarification of Heritage Studies as a distinct field with its own means of investigation. It presents the range of methods that can be used and illustrates their application through case studies from different parts of the world, including the UK and USA. The challenge that the collection makes explicit is that Heritage Studies must develop a stronger recognition of the scope and nature of its data and a concise yet explorative understanding of its analytical methods. The methods considered fall within three broad categories: textual/discourse analysis, methods for investigating people’s attitudes and behaviour; and methods for exploring the material qualities of heritage. The methods discussed and illustrated range from techniques such as text analysis, interviews, participant observation, to semiotic analysis of heritage sites and the use of GIS. Each paper discusses the ways in which methods used in social analysis generally are explored and adapted to the specific demands that arise when applied to the investigation of heritage in its many forms. Heritage Studies is a seminal volume that will help to define the field. The global perspective and the shared focus upon the development of reflexive methodologies ensure that the volume explores these central issues in a manner that is simultaneously case-specific and of general relevance.

Art Index

Art Index
A Book

by Alice Maria Dougan,Margaret Furlong

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Civil Service Law, a Defense of Its Principles

The Civil Service Law, a Defense of Its Principles
With Corroborativeevidence from the Works of Many Eminent American Statesmen

by William Harrison Clarke

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1891
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Law and Ecology

Law and Ecology
New Environmental Foundations

by Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2011-03-03
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1136817123
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Law and Ecology: New Environmental Foundations contains a series of theoretical and applied perspectives on the connection between law and ecology, which together offer a radical and socially responsive foundation for environmental law.

Art in the After-Culture

Art in the After-Culture
Capitalist Crisis and Cultural Strategy

by Ben Davis

  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release : 2022-03-15
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 1642594830
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is a peculiar moment for art, as it becomes both increasingly rarefied and associated with elite lifestyle culture, while simultaneously ubiquitous, with the boom of "creative" industries and the proliferation of new technologies for making art. In these important essays, Ben Davis covers everything from Instagram to artificial intelligence, eco-art to cultural appropriation. Critical, insightful, and hopeful even in the face of the apocalyptic, this is a must read for those looking to understand the current art world, as well as the role of the artist in the world today.