While we’re on the subject of athletes, here’s a book to help you coaches out there to not only develop your students as athletes, but more importantly as followers of Christ:
Dr. D. B. Holstein. C3: Christ Centered Coaching—Utilizing Faith to Impact Athletes. 128p., $13.99, Deep River Books.
In an environment that is highly emotional and sometimes volatile, it’s critical to have core principles that promote centering yourself for balance, leading through intrapersonal skill development, and recognizing what your athletes are looking for in a coach. C3: Christ Centered Coaching presents just these principles, drawing from the Christian way of life and sport. . . .
The uniqueness of C3 is that the author is one of those everyday, ordinary people that immersed himself for four decades into the two-year college athletic world. This book encourages and equips all coaches, whether they coach elite athletes or young beginners. . . .
C3 additionally aligns scriptural analogies with the intent of bringing the reader down a path of daily self-reflection and evaluation. . . .
Finally, C3 discusses how Christian living can promote an environment of trustworthiness, valuing the individuals in your group and recognizing each for the gifts they bring, and create an atmosphere of sustainability and open dialogue, thus promoting core group values.