Chariots and Horses: Life Lessons from an Olympic Rower

Front Cover
Heritage House Publishing Co, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 237 pages

Jason Dorland is no stranger to competition. As a rower and coach, he's seen his share of races won and lost. But after a devastating performance at the 1988 Olympics, Jason was overwhelmed by a sense of failure—and with small wonder. Winning at all costs, whereby the playing field is seen as a battlefield, is pretty much the industry standard when it comes to motivating elite athletes. That philosophy coloured his own coaching style—until he met someone who coped with the loss of her own Olympic dream, and viewed competition itself, in a different way.

An honest, intimate look at the reality of high-level athletics, Chariots and Horses is more than a sports story. In charting his progress from struggling athlete to an inspirational coach driven to instill a healthy competitive spirit in his rowers, Jason Dorland shows how in sports and in life, it's all about the journey.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction
7
the seoul olympics
12
life goes on
34
a second Chance
52
life without training
66
new Best Friends
91
winning Propositions
112
healing
136
a new way of thinking
151
a new team of horses
165
Falling off the wagon
190
whod have thunk?
205
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

Jason Dorland is an Olympian, coach, entrepreneur, and storyteller who has dedicated his life to the pursuit of excellence for himself and those he supports. He is the author of Chariots and Horses: Life Lessons from an Olympic Rower. During his ten years of coaching high-school rowing, Jason's crews won twelve international championship events, set a Canadian course record time, and won back-to-back events with the same four athletes--a feat never before achieved at a National Championship. When Jason is not sharing his experiences and life lessons through his keynotes and workshops, he consults as a high-performance coach for athletes, artists, and executives. For more information, visit jasondorland.com.

Bibliographic information