InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives

InSideOut Coaching How Sports Can Transform Lives In this inspirational yet practical book the man Parade called the most important coach in America subject of the national bestseller Season of Life Joe Ehrmann describes his coaching philosophy a

  • Title: InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives
  • Author: Joe Ehrmann Gregory Jordan Paula Ehrmann
  • ISBN: 9781439183007
  • Page: 393
  • Format: ebook
  • In this inspirational yet practical book, the man Parade called the most important coach in America, subject of the national bestseller Season of Life, Joe Ehrmann, describes his coaching philosophy and explains how sports can transform lives at every level of play, from the earliest years to professional sports.Coaches have a tremendous platform, says Joe Ehrmann, a forIn this inspirational yet practical book, the man Parade called the most important coach in America, subject of the national bestseller Season of Life, Joe Ehrmann, describes his coaching philosophy and explains how sports can transform lives at every level of play, from the earliest years to professional sports.Coaches have a tremendous platform, says Joe Ehrmann, a former Syracuse University All American and NFL star Perhaps second only to parents, coaches can impact young people as no one else can But most coaches fail to do the teaching, mentoring, even life saving intervention that their platform provides Too many are transactional coaches they focus solely on winning and meeting their personal needs Some coaches, however, use their platform They teach the Xs and Os, but also teach the Ys of life They help young people grow into responsible adults they leave a lasting legacy These are the transformational coaches These coaches change lives, and they also change society by helping to develop healthy men and women InSideOut Coaching explains how to become a transformational coach Coaches first have to go inside and articulate their reasons for coaching Only those who have taken the InSideOut journey can become transformational Joe Ehrmann provides examples of coaches in his life who took this journey and taught him how to find something bigger than himself in sports.He describes his own InSideOut experience, starting with the death of his beloved brother, which helped him understand how sports could transcend the playing field He gives coaches the information and the tools they need to become transformational Joe Ehrmann has taken his message about the extraordinary power of sports all over the country It has been warmly endorsed by NFL head coaches, athletic directors at major universities, high school head coaches, even business groups and community organizations Now any parent coach or school or community coach can read Ehrmann s message and learn how to make sports a life changing experience.

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    1. This book is astounding! I'm about 75% done as i'm writing this, but it's already proving to be powerful for me. I've coached for years and I so badly wish I'd read & absorbed this years ago. I could have impacted so many kids and parents more effectively if I'd done so. I think everyone who coaches kids should be forced to read this first. I love it!I'm now 100% done and it was truly remarkable. Oh how I wish I'd read this before I ever coached one kid. I pray I can live this out!

    2. It is a great book to read. One coaches, parents and also young athletes should read.Whilst there isn't a lot of "how to do it" tips for those reading it in the hope of getting a list of things to do in order to get better results both on and off the field, the message here is a deeper one. It is about how attitude and approach change things long-term. It will not be everyone's cup of tea, but then again Ehrmann does point out that trying to coach the way he wants to coach is going against what [...]

    3. This book should be required reading for anyone involved in youth coaching. I read it when it first came out years ago because Joe Ehrmann had become a friend, but I re-read it this year because I've now had the privilege to coach rec lacrosse at the U-11 and U-13 levels. Being able to put the precepts of InSideOut Coaching directly into practice made for an especially rewarding season--definitely for the coach, and hopefully for the kids as well!

    4. Aim to be transformational, not just transactional! Reflecting on the coaches he had throughout his life, former NFL star Joe Ehrmann realizes the platform that coaches have to make a difference in the lives of his or her athletes--and created the InsideOut coaching technique based off of that realization. Worry/care about the individual first, then the athlete. Enlightening and a must read for a young teacher and coach beginning his or her career!

    5. Joe Ehrmann is living out the life of a called man.He is serving his team and inspiring others to do the same.The book hits hard at some difficult topics.The writing moves well.If you coach, have a why, know how it feels to be coached by you, and thank you for your efforts.

    6. Enjoyed reading this. It was easy to get through and I found some god parcels of information in it. Joe really emphasizes coaching the players to be their best and not coaching for results (wins). This is also a theme you will find in Bill Walsh books.

    7. Loved this book and the heart behind it. Such a good reminder about the influence that a coach can have on their players.

    8. A great message from an influential coaching role model, but at times felt preachy and could drag. I would recommend reading "Season of Life" before this one.

    9. I have given this book three stars. To say "I like it" would be incorrect because I did not like it as a resource for myself. It offered few insights into coaching of which I was not already aware or that my staff did not already practice. It certainly offered some affirmations and different language to be used. I think that for Ehrmann writing this book was equally as important as having other people read itybe more important. However, this is a good book for many coaches because it diverges fr [...]

    10. Found a copy of this book after it was recommended at a coaching clinic I attended. This book would pair well with Parker Palmer's book, The Courage to Teach. Many of the ideas seem like common sense, yet in the world of athletics, common sense is often missing. First, Ehrmann writes about the importance of knowing oneself and being able to tell one's own story. Doing this background work helps to understand why you are coaching. Is it to help young people learn a sport, learn some skills and te [...]

    11. Solid stuff recommended by a friend. For many years, as both a coach and educator, I stumbled around who I was trying to become (Why do I coach?) and if I was getting the job done (What would it be like to be coached by me?). This book crystallized those answers, and while this acted more as validation than information, I am now much more able to articulate my goals as well as look at other coaches and accurately critique their approaches (which is actually part of my job as coaching director).S [...]

    12. Excellent reinforcement of transformational Coaching. If this is a new idea to some, a great read and enlightening on options to coaching and how we can contribute to a better society.I have worked with many transactional coaches and they are all good at what they coach, but looking at the transformational coaching approach allows all of us to make better people of those athletics and people we can influence.The passage on page 239 “what do you make?” is a perfect description of why many do [...]

    13. A must read for anyone that has ever coached at any level, or wants to be a coach. His ideals and methods are great, but be warned. Not all schools can go with a no-cut approach. He was coaching at a private school that supported athletics. He was also coaching football - a sport in which you can afford to keep everyone for whom you can provide a uniform. He admits that for sports like basketball it is not practical to avoid cutting. Ultimate message/goal: teaching boys to become men of empathy. [...]

    14. I think for coaching children this is a must read and more importantly a MUST practice!Coaching is tough-- kids, parents and the coach all have expectations. I think a book like this helps you have the right perspective. I left off one star because of some aspects of theology. Otherwise a stellar book. It confirmed much of my philosophy. Note: I have seen too many coaches ruin kids. I don't want to be like that. Yet at the same time parents with unreasonable expectations can make a coach look li [...]

    15. I plan to transition to teaching as a second career in the next 2 - 4 years, and have been reading books on teaching to prepare for that. I read a good review of this book about 3 months ago, and have now read it 3 times. This is the first author I've read who really steps back and asks (and explains) what is the long-term purpose of teaching? His answer makes sense, and he offers some simple concepts for teachers to incorporate in their lesson plans. Strongly recommended.

    16. One of the best books I have read for coaching/teaching. I was able to implement his philosophies as I was reading. My athletes have benefited so much from this book. Why do I coach?Why do I coach the way I coach?How does it feel to be coached by me?How do I define success?These questions bugged me daily. I am glad this book was so challenging and I am sure I will reread it many times before I retire from coaching.

    17. Really made me think about some of my own coaching and helped me to start reflecting on why I coach the way I do. Definitely going to take some ideas away from this book and try to implement them in my own coaching.

    18. I think this book is an important read. One of the most important things missing in the American coaching ethos is a focus on the players, and how your coaching style effects their development on and off the court. A little repetitive at times, but a good easy read with invaluable lessons.

    19. Whereas Season Of Hope was so good, this got too "preachy". There were a few good things that I could incorporate into my coaching but it was more God and not enough connections. Maybe it should have been two stars???

    20. A great read for any coach. In thinking back many of my coaches were huge influences for me throughout middle school and high school, and the truly great coaches are those that focuses on who I was as a person, not only the game!

    21. I first heard him speak at a coaches' clinic last summer so I bought his book. This is a must read for coaches who care as much about building character and values in their athletes as wins and losses.

    22. Great read for anyone wanting to be a coach or coaching. Get through his personal reflection in the beginning, and your set. Only downfall I have, is it is primarily focused for coaching males, and I will say there is some difference in coaching females. Loved the book and the ideas.

    23. Excited to be finished wit this book so I can begin to plan and implement ideas I've garnered from it into my Upward Basketball League at the Church of the Saviour. Not only a great book for coaches, of all sports, but really a great book on leadership.

    24. I really enjoyed this book. A lot of Ehrmann's reflections & philosophies resonated with me, and I'm looking forward to his visit to my school in January!

    25. Okay book. Reaffirmed a lot about what I already thought was important about coaching. Good reminder though that winning isn't everything.

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