Resources for Coaches
Check out these invaluable coaching tools
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Compact-sized Bible with 365 devotions written from a coach’s perspective along with study helps.
Books for All Coaches
Good book for all coaches. It’s Coach Dungy’s autobiography and brings excellent insight into a coach who does it “God’s Way”. Great gift for a not-yet-believing coach.
Especially good book to give to a not-yet-a-believer coach. It is the story of Joe Ehrmann, former Baltimore Colt player, and now a high school football coach and pastor/speaker in the Maryland area. Helps players learn the importance of loving one another, and coaches learning to love their players.
Current FCA President Les Steckel tells his story of success and failure as a NFL, college and high school football coach. This book is for everyone who has stared failure squarely in the face and wondered if they should ever get back up. It is a great story about football, yet delivers solid life lessons as well.
Excellent book for coaches of all sports. Presents principles that will help coaches professionally, personally and spiritually. Also comes in a pocket-sized playbook edition.
Studies for Coaches
R12 Coach, by Chip Ingram
FCA’s discipleship process designed specifically for the coach. Ten session study based on Romans 12 to help coaches become authentic disciples of Christ. Includes a book and DVD discussion/study guide that can be used by individuals or in a group. On-line resources are available at www.r12coach.com
Legacy Builder Sport Discipleship Series, by Rod Olson
Three twelve-week studies that contains timeless biblical principles and techniques that can change a coach’s life. There is a Group Leader DVD available for each study.
Book Three, The Master Coach A Coach’s Playbook for Biblical Discipleship
Fourteen-week study that can be used with athletes to learn how to compete applying Biblical Principles.
Seven-week study to give coaches a Godly perspective of their profession. The study is written from a coach’s perspective and covers areas such as prioritizing, pursuing the knowledge of God, treating players with dignity and handling criticism. Each study takes 15-30 minutes to complete.
This study takes an in-depth look at the first three kings of Israel – Saul, David and Solomon, to see how they made decisions and how they prepared their teams for battle. The goal of the study is to learn principles from their lives to help coaches in their decision-making. There are 25 studies that take 30-45 minutes to complete. Available at crosstrainingpublishing.com.
FCA Core Values: Integrity, Serving, Teamwork, Excellence
Based on FCA’s core values, each book provides 12 insights on each value from different athletes and coaches. The books include questions at the end of each chapter and can be used for group or individual study.
Devotional Books for Coaches
One of the classic devotional books that contains 365 daily devotions taken from the writings of Oswald Chambers, legendary seminary professor. This book is more suitable for the Christian coach.
Mike Singletary shares 60 lessons he has learned on such topics as leadership, teamwork, focus and responding to challenges. Jay Carty, a former assistant of Coach John Wooden and a preacher, follows up with insight and practical tips. Good for seekers as well as Christian coaches.
Consists of 60 daily devotions of inspiring conversations on purpose, passion and the pursuit of success from the master coach, John Wooden. Jay Carty, provides comments that expand on those thoughts. Good for seekers as well as Christian coaches.
A collection of 90 devotions written from the coach’s perspective. Good for seekers as well as believers.
Books for Coaches Wives
A 65 day devotional guide written to women whose husbands work in athletics (coaches, administrators or players). Because of the unique expectations of the profession, sacrificial demands are often placed on those in the sports family who surround and support them.
The coach s wife is doing everything to keep the marriage and family going: waiting, cheering, moving, crying, budgeting, scrapbooking, repairing, traveling, praying, and juggling it all. Coaches wives believe that the calling of a coach is a noble one: to instill integrity, courage, and sportsmanship in the next generation. Find out what hundreds of coaches wives said when surveyed on how to survive, and thrive in a pressure-packed lifestyle. This book may not cause your husband to win more games, but it could keep him from losing a few. Study guide to accompany the book is also available.