Developing Better Athletes, Better People
A Leader's Guide to Transforming High School and Youth Sports
In this groundbreaking book by PCA Founder Jim Thompson, he synthesizes two decades of work to articulate the vision of youth sports as a Development Zone to develop Better Athletes, Better People. As with Thompson’s other writings, this visionary book is also exceedingly practical. He defines culture as “the way we do things here” and provides a step-by-step blueprint for creating and defending a Development Zone culture to combat the win-at-all-cost mentality of the dominant “entertainment sports culture.” You’ll never see youth sports the same way after reading this book. Developing Better Athletes, Better People shows how sports can produce the ethical leaders and positive contributors our society so desperately needs.
Available for purchase from Positive Coaching Alliance's publishing partner Balance Sports Publishing