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HEY, COACH!

THE STORY OF A COACH, HIS KIDS, AND WHAT WINNING REALLY MEANS.

By Jeff Dudan

How hard could it be to coach a kid’s rec league baseball team in the small town of Stonefield?

Matt was about to find out.

When Matt’s buddy asked for help coaching the team, it sounded like fun. No pressure. Then his friend was unexpectedly transferred out of town, and the team now belonged to Matt. Matt was unaware of the challenges waiting for him. The start was rough. The kids were lost. The parents were swarming.

When John, an old coach stopped by the ball field, he could clearly see Matt was in trouble.  A chance encounter brought them together, creating the opportunity for John to teach Matt timeless methods great coaches, and leaders of all types, use to set their teams up for success.

Hey, Coach! is yet another voice in the conversation of youth sports and is a thoughtful commentary in the areas of team leadership and the definition of successful outcomes. Jeff Dudan’s first book offers perspective on important questions for parents and coaches of youth athletes such as:

  • What is the purpose of youth sports?
  • How does the emphasis on winning change with age?
  • What is the difference between coaching and instruction?
  • How do we align successful outcomes on many levels with the pursuit of excellence and the win?
  • Why is having a People Strategy, in addition to a Game Strategy, imperative to a winning season?