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The Quality of Effort: Integrity in Sport and Life for Student-Athletes, Parents and Coaches Paperback – December 10, 2012
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"...teaches us the lasting value of hope, hard work, and persistence in the building of a productive human life." -- Tom Rogers, from the Foreword
"I cannot see someone not being bettered upon reading this book." -- Lou Carnesecca, Head Basketball Coach, St. John's University
"Not only a good book, but a valuable one....a voice that should be heard." -- George Sheehan, M.D.
"While everyone is obsessed with the 'All-American,' Reggie Marra cares about the everyday athlete." -- Mike Breen, Sportscaster, WFAN Radio, New York
"a must read for parents, students, coaches and counselors in any sport on any level." -- Lou Duesing, Head Track and Cross-Country Coach, Cornell University --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Author
This is not a skill-specific book. The content will not teach the reader how to kick a field goal, hit a home run, serve an ace, stick a dismount, or perform any other athletic feat. Rather, the book aims to help student-athletes improve--physically, mentally and emotionally--regardless of their sport; to place winning, losing and competing in a healthy perspective; to understand the varying natures of success and justice; to encourage parents and coaches to remember what's important in the long run; to explore how sport relates to the rest of our lives, as one component, among others, of our attempts to become balanced human beings. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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