Politics of Coaching (book) by Carl J. Pierson[edit | edit source]

The pressures of coaching can push even the best people out of the profession. Carl Pierson uses his two decades of coaching and political science background to offer real world examples and practical advice on eternally troubling topics like picking teams, playing time, powerful parents, booster clubs and other issues that today’s coaches have to contend with. The Politics of Coaching is nothing short of a playbook to help coaches navigate their way through the perilous, stressful world that has become coaching.

“When players know that their coach cares about them and has their best interest at heart,” Pierson writes, “coaches can be demanding and players will always respond.”

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