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 25 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 10 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.

"Character Loves Company: Defining the "Teachable Moments" in Sports by Pete Paciorek is the best book on the market for teaching our youth character values through sports. This book not only provides great advice, but unfolds character values in different tiered levels that corresponds with how we should be teaching our youth as they develop. This book not only teaches basic fundamentals of sportspersonship in our youth, but also how to respect parents, players, and coaches. This book draws on experiences from many famous athletes, and does a great job at quoting them through interviews on the character fundamentals that led them to where they are today in sports. The book touches on the "win-at-all-costs" mentality that is in youth sports now, and shows how there are other aspects of sports that you can be "winning" in aside from the scoreboard. This book is a must read for any coach, athletic director, or parent who has interest in building character in youth through sports."

Andrew Goldberg
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2018-09-25T15:07:15-05:00
Andrew Goldberg
"Character Loves Company: Defining the "Teachable Moments" in Sports by Pete Paciorek is the best book on the market for teaching our youth character values through sports. This book not only provides great advice, but unfolds character values in different tiered levels that corresponds with how we should be teaching our youth as they develop. This book not only teaches basic fundamentals of sportspersonship in our youth, but also how to respect parents, players, and coaches. This book draws on experiences from many famous athletes, and does a great job at quoting them through interviews on the character fundamentals that led them to where they are today in sports. The book touches on the "win-at-all-costs" mentality that is in youth sports now, and shows how there are other aspects of sports that you can be "winning" in aside from the scoreboard. This book is a must read for any coach, athletic director, or parent who has interest in building character in youth through sports."
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