Books for coaches, athletes and those who wants to share Sports and Spirituality with their team, classroom, parish, community and more!
Things That Make White People Uncomfortable by Michael Bennett
Athletes are not unfamiliar with the challenge to “get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” This book aims to raise questions and provide examples about racism, privilege, exclusion, and societal norms that challenge the reader, in particular white people. This book was used in an effort to continue conversations around social justice, access, equity and inclusion in athletics.
Themes include: fear, solidarity, identity, brotherhood, reconciliation
What Made Maddy Run by Kate Fagan
The death by suicide of Madison Hollaran raised a lot of questions about mental health on college campuses, and among coaches everywhere. And it got the author, Megan Fagan wanting to understand "What Made Maddy Run."
This book and discussion guide can serve as important way to unpack what is, sadly, a reality in our cultures. “It’s about reframing the suicide story to be about the person’s life, not just about their death. P 289
Themes include: life, death, pressure, mental health, expectations, fear and growth
Choose to Matter: Being Courageously and Fabulously You by Julie Foudy
Through the mechanism of five different “Empower-Rings,” World Cup Champion and author Julie Foudy guides student-athletes to reflect upon self, team, school, community and life. A dynamic read, “Choose to Matter” features built-in exercises and space for journaling.
Themes include: attitude, effort, positivity, failure and agency.