Recommended Reading

All great coaches or great people in any field are life-long learners. Here are some books, podcasts, and other blogs that we recommend.


The Champion’s Mind by Jim Afremow

Water The Bamboo by Greg Bell

Win Forever by Pete Carroll

Mind Gym by Mack Casstevens

Good to Great by Jim Collins

How the Mighty Fall by Jim Collins

Built to Last by Jim Collins & Jerry Porras

Great By Choice by Jim Collins & Morten Hansen

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle

The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

Mindset by Carol Dweck

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankyl

The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey

You Win in The Locker Room First by Jon Gordon & Mike Smith

Resilience by Eric Greitens

Relentless by Tim Grover

The Education of a Coach by David Halberstam

Culture Defeats Strategy by Randy Jackson

Adapt or Die by Dub Maddox

Above the Line by Urban Meyer

The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

The Classroom by Clint Rutledge

How Good Do You Want to Be? by Nick Saban

The Score Takes Care of Itself by Bill Walsh

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

They Call Me Coach by John Wooden

Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections on and off the Court by John Wooden


Finding Mastery: Conversations with Michael Gervais

Focus 3 Podcast with Tim & Brian Kight

Jocko Podcast with Jocko Willink & Echo Charles

Positive University Podcast with Jon Gordon


Coach Curtis Wideout Solutions

Coach Hoover Football

Match Quarters

Smart Coaching Blog

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