Charlie Duncheon

Reflections of a 5th-Grade Girls Basketball Coach

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Drawing on his background as a competitive Indiana basketball player and an irrepressible love of the game, the author describes experiences in coaching his three daughters’ grade-school basketball teams in Los Gatos, California. Coach Charlie unabashedly recounts how he overcomes his Overly Competitive Coaching Disorder (OCCD) to become a better coach and mentor—and parent.Charlie illustrates his learning process with often-hilarious anecdotes of practices, timeouts and motivational speeches. Prospective grade-school coaches will benefit from his insight, solid coaching theory and practical drills. Recounted with humility and humor, Reflections is a memoir, cautionary tale and coaching manual, clearly focused on the appreciation and benefit of young girl hoops players. A good read for coaches, sports league officials, teachers, sports fans and parents."In the movie Hoosiers, Coach Norman Dale says, 'there's more to the game than shooting.' Charlie Duncheon's passion for basketball is evident from the first page. This Native Hoosier captures the valuable life lessons and simple elegance found in the game we cherish in Indiana." – The Honorable Mike Pence, US Congressman 6th district of Indiana"Having been a college coach and coach of my own children's teams, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Reflections. Charlie's book is both touching and hilarious! I can't wait for the movie!" – Liz Jarnigan, Associate Athletics Director/SWA San Jose State UniversityFor more reviews go to: www.charlieduncheon.posterous.com
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165 printed pages
Original publication
2011

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