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Beyond Championships Teen Edition: A Playbook for Winning at Life

by Dru Joyce II

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In Beyond Championships, coach Dru Joyce II attempts to impart to teens life changing wisdom that he gleaned from coaching basketball. In ten chapters, each entitled with the tenet of his lesson, Joyce imparts his brand of wisdom. Chapters include Decisions Create Environment, in which Joyce discusses how individuals can create their own destiny rather than being driven by events, or The Myth of the Self-Made Man, in which he expounds on the tenet that people cannot achieve on their own; it takes mentors, family and friends. Each chapter begins with an applicable quote from such varied sources as Eleanor Roosevelt, the Bible, Sir Isaac Newton and Joyce's local pastor. Each chapter ends with three questions which the reader must answer about his own life and goals. Interspersed throughout the chapters are sidebars containing thought provoking questions or stories proving a point.
What is billed as "A Playbook for Winning at Life" is really a proselytizing book about Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior's role in our lives, as well as a testimonial to the extraordinary abilities and humanity of LeBron James and Joyce's son Dru III, both of whom Joyce II coached. While purportedly not a book about basketball, it ends with LeBron James' High School Stats and the State Championship Box Scores of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School where Joyce II coached. Any life lessons are overshadowed by the religious aspect of the book as well as the accolades of James and Joyce III.

It is just a bad book on so many levels. ( )
  EdGoldberg | Mar 20, 2015 |
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In Beyond Championships Teen Edition, Coach Dru Joyce lays out the steps teens can follow to become winners on and off the court. Much more than a sports book, Beyond Championships Teen Edition is a blueprint for anyone looking to make better choices and reach their full potential. The book speaks to athletes aspiring to emulate LeBron’s success, as well as anyone who feels either uninspired or unable to change the direction of their lives.

In less than ten years, Coach Dru went from someone resigned to a dull-yet-stable existence to one of the highest profile basketball coaches in the country, despite having virtually no background in the sport. It was an incredible transformation, the type most people only dream of, but one Coach Dru proved can become a reality with the right combination of faith and hard work.

Beyond Championships Teen Edition focuses on the nine principles Coach Dru promotes to his players and tries to live his own life. While these principles act as the foundation on which Coach Dru has built so many successful basketball teams, their universality ensures that they can be applied to any situation.

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"Coach Dru Joyce lays out the steps teens can follow to become winners on and off the court. Much more than a sports book, Beyond Championships Teen Edition is a blueprint for anyone looking to make better choices and reach their full potential. The book speaks to athletes aspiring to emulate LeBron's success, as well as anyone who feels either uninspired or unable to change the direction of their lives. In less than ten years, Coach Dru went from someone resigned to a dull-yet-stable existence to one of the highest profile basketball coaches in the country, despite having virtually no background in the sport. It was an incredible transformation, the type most people only dream of, but one Coach Dru proved can become a reality with the right combination of faith and hard work. Beyond Championships Teen Edition focuses on the nine principles Coach Dru promotes to his players and tries to live his own life. While these principles act as the foundation on which Coach Dru has built so many successful basketball teams, their universality ensures that they can be applied to any situation"--Amazon.com.… (more)

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