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A teen's game plan for life
Holtz, Lou.
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Publication Information:
Notre Dame, Ind. : Sorin Books, [2002]

Physical Description:
125 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The highly successful Notre Dame football coach, Lou Holtz, provides a game plan for today's teenagers to deal with the many choices and decisions they must make which have adult consequences.
A letter to all teens from Lou Holtz -- The playbook -- Play 1: Choose your attitude -- Play 2: Make sacrifices -- Play 3: Get rid of excuses -- Play 4: Understand what you're trying to do -- Play 5: Dream big dreams -- Self confidence: a special page in the playbook -- Conclusion -- A final poem.

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BF724.3.S9 H65 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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"In today's social climate your ability to know how to make good decisions becomes more important then ever before," Coach Holtz tells teens. Holtz speaks clearly and persuasively to a generation that is being asked to make important decisions that have adult consequences earlier than any previous generation. Teens who want to define their life goals and then go about attaining them will want to read A Teen's Game Plan For Life.

Author Notes

Lou Holtz was the head football coach at the University of Notre Dame from 1986 to 1996, winning the National Championship in 1988. Holtz is now the head football coach at the University of South Carolina. The first coach to lead four different schools to top 20 finishes, Holtz is a master motivational speaker and a former analyst for CBS Sports. This is his third book.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-A motivational title by a highly successful and much-publicized college football coach. In a breezy style, the author stresses his commitment to excellence, loyalty, clean living habits, and a belief in God. Holtz discusses having a positive attitude, being self-disciplined, setting and understanding goals, etc. He tells many stories regarding his life on and off the football field, but some of them fail to make his points. In one case, he describes how as a teen he urged a close friend to undertake a potentially dangerous swim; the anecdote is neither appropriate nor amusing. Halfway through the book, the narrative begins to ramble. Black-and-white photos of athletes, the author, and his family are often unfocused and grainy. The appendix is devoted to Holtz's accomplishments, which are a tribute to his determination.-Libby K. White, Jewish Vocational Services, Baltimore, MD (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 7
A Letter to All Teens From Lou Holtzp. 13
The Playbookp. 17
Play 1 Choose Your Attitudep. 19
Play 2 Make Sacrificesp. 31
Play 3 Get Rid of Excusesp. 43
Play 4 Understand What You're Trying to Dop. 53
Play 5 Dream Big Dreamsp. 59
Self-Confidence: A Special Page in the Playbookp. 77
Conclusionp. 111
A Final Poemp. 115
Appendixp. 119