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A Game Plan for Life

The Power of Mentoring

John Wooden, Don Yaeger

Bloomsbury USA

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ISBN10: 1608192687
ISBN13: 9781608192687


208 Pages



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A guide to the power of mentorship,Wooden's A Game Plan for Life serves as an illustration of the people who helped foster the values that Wooden embraced during his career. A Game Plan for Life also features interviews with some of the many people Wooden mentored over the years, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Walton. An inspiring primer on how to achieve success without sacrificing principles and how to build one of the most productive and rewarding relationships available to any athlete, businessperson, teacher, or parent—that of mentor and protégé.


Praise for A Game Plan for Life

"This primer on the power of mentoring reveals much—both about the lessons that Wooden felt he learned and those he strove to teach."Christian Science Monitor
"Few coaches have affected their players' lives so fully as John Wooden, so here's a natural question: Who mentored the mentor? Well, John Wooden is glad we asked . . ."—Bob Costas

"There is no coach or former coach in the U.S.A. more admired by his peers than John Wooden. When someone asks me who is the best athletic coach ever, my vote is John Wooden. A Game Plan for Life speaks loudly about the importance of learning and teaching for a lifetime. Coach Wooden's message is one reason I keep coaching!"—Bobby Bowden, former football coach, Florida State University

"My time learning from Coach Wooden—sitting and asking him questions, soaking up his answers—has provided some of the most significant lessons in my life. Any way that you can be mentored by a giant like him, including reading A Game Plan for Life, will provide great lessons for you, too."—Pat Summitt, basketball coach, Tennessee Lady Vols

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About the author

John Wooden, Don Yaeger

John Wooden is the most successful coach in NCAA history, having led the UCLA Bruins to 665 victories and ten championships in the years leading up to 1975. Since his retirement, he has become a mentor to dozens of athletes, journalists, and writers, and the author of eight books.

Don Yaeger was the author or coauthor of sixteen books, including Never Die Easy, with Walter Payton, and Running for My Life, with Warrick Dunn.

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