Character Loves Company

DEFINING THE “TEACHABLE MOMENTS” IN SPORTS

This guidebook is designed for facilitating a building block approach for promoting and assessing character growth through athletics. The content provides a unique blend of the theoretical studies on youth and amateur sport, my own University of Florida research projects and surveys, and 25 powerful contributions from the likes of Olympic Gold Medalists, World and National Champions, and 40+ year veteran youth coaches.

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About the Author

Author Oete Paciorek

Pete Paciorek has been involved in coaching and mentoring youth through sports for the past 20 years. As a previous professional baseball player for 9 years (Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres organizations), and a member of a family that has produced 8 professional athletes who have been members in MLB organizations, as well as 11 collegiate student-athletes, Pete knows what it takes to succeed in the athletic arena, as well as in life.

Pete has helped hundreds of amateur athletes advance their careers to the next level, as the previous head instructor for baseball at IMG Academy, as well as collegiate head coach at Principia College. However, Pete’s emphasis with youth has always had character development as the highest priority.

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"Pete Paciorek is a trailblazer in character development in youth sports. He has conducted extensive research on character literacy and I feel that he has crafted the most impactful character development curriculum available in the youth sport industry today."

Dr. Michael Sagas

Chairman of Sport Management Department, University of Florida

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Dr. Michael Sagas

Chairman of Sport Management Department, University of Florida

"Pete Paciorek is a trailblazer in character development in youth sports. He has conducted extensive research on character literacy and I feel that he has crafted the most impactful character development curriculum available in the youth sport industry today."

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