The Book of Sports Virtues - Youth Edition: Finding Success Through Sports

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Price World Publishing, Jan 24, 2012 - Sports & Recreation
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"The Book of Sports Virtues: High Impact Athletes and Coaches" is a masterful collection of stories about the struggles and triumphs of many celebrated athletes. Each chapter is assigned a trait or virtue and uses an athlete's story as a lens through which the reader can gain the insight needed to achieve that trait or virtue. The chapter on appreciation is the story of Lou Gehrig and Jacky Robinson's story is used to exemplify and define nobility.

What emerges after reading these stories is not only a greater understanding and appreciation of the virtues that these icons needed to get through life, but also an inspiration for the reader. Each story is followed by a small quotation from literature to amplify the meaning and application of the positive virtue. This book makes for the perfect gift from parents to children or for adult mentors to their students.

Virtues covered: Appreciation, Compassion, Dedication, Honesty, Strength, Humility, Integrity, Nobility, Persistence, Discipline, Triumph, Trust, Unity, Wisdom, and Determination.


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Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
TONY DUNGY Super Bowl winning coach

Chapter 8

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About the author (2012)

Fritz Knapp is a teacher, coach, and mentor at Fork Union Military Academy and the former director of Virginia's Future, a gang reduction program out of the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia. Fritz is also the founder of the Blue Sky Fund, which sends at-risk city of Richmond students to summer camps, an accomplished public speaker, and a long-time Sunday school teacher. The proud father of three adult sons, Fritz has dedicated his life to improving the lives of others through his words and his deeds.

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