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The Matheny Manifesto by Mike Matheny and Jerry B. Jenkins

The Matheny Manifesto

The Matheny Manifesto by Mike Matheny and Jerry B. Jenkins
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Mar 28, 2017 | 224 Pages
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The Matheny Manifesto illustrates a perspective we need not only in youth sports, but in our culture as a whole. By teaching the importance of respect, character, and a team-first approach, Mike Matheny gives our kids, and those who set an example for them, a positive outlook on healthy competition—and demonstrates how the most powerful lessons of baseball apply to their futures beyond the diamond.”
—Joe Torre
 
“Readers agree there are ‘must read ‘ books.  The Matheny Manifesto, inspired by Mike’s letter is one and much more. After you read it, you ‘must consider’  and then  ‘must act’ on its core principles—principles that benefit coaches, parents, success seekers, and especially young players.”
—Tony La Russa

“You win, or in this case, lose, with class.  With integrity.  You play hard.  You play smart.  You respect yourself, your teammates, your opponents, and your craft.  It’s a game and it should be fun.  It’s a business, and those realities are there, too.  But it can be more than just that.  It can, at least for some, be an expression of principles…. In many ways, Matheny’s still new, but already extremely successful, tenure with the Cardinals is an ongoing example of those principles writ large.”
—From the afterword by Bob Costas
 
“I once told Mike Matheny that if I ever became a big league manager, I’d want to manage just like he does. The Matheny Manifesto will show you why. Mike approaches the game as the ultimate competitor, but totally with class and dignity.”
—Orel Hershiser, Los Angleles Dodgers broadcaster, 18-year big league pitcher, Cy Young Award winner, World Series champion
 
The Matheny Manifesto is mandatory reading for coaches, parents, and athletes of every age. The book is packed with winning insights and practical advice for all to use. A powerful read!”
Pat Williams, Orlando Magic co-founder and senior vice president

“Mike Matheny has some tremendous lessons for coaches but mostly for parents…. You’ve got to know someone who could use this book. You’ve got to know 10 people who could use this book. They’ll thank you for getting it.” 
Peter King

“Lots of coaches write inspirational books, but this one has a lot of interesting stuff in it…It’s an important book.” 
—Mike Francesa

“A must read for parents, coaches, teachers all who work with young people” 
—Jim Harbaugh

[The Matheny Manifesto] should be read by every parent of every youth league player in this country.
—Providence Journal 

“Beautifully readable and morally meaty.” 
Christianity Today

“[T]his book should be read by anybody who coaches a kids team, as well as the parents of those kids.” 
—St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Every parent who has a son or daughter that plays sports, dances, plays in the band, is in theater, or does anything as team or group, must read The Matheny Manifesto.” 
—Quad-Cities Online, The Dispatch

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