The Matheny Manifesto: A Young Manager’s Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life

The Matheny Manifesto: A Young Manager's Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life Author Mike Matheny
ISBN-10 055344672X
ISBN-13 9780553446722
Year 2017-03-28
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Three Rivers Press
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Now in paperback and featuring a new foreword by the author St Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny s New York Times bestselling manifesto about what parents coaches and athletes get wrong about sports what we can do better and how sports can teach eight keys to success in sports and life Mike Matheny was just forty one without professional managerial experience and looking for a next step after a successful career as a Major League catcher when he succeeded the legendary Tony La Russa as manager of the St Louis Cardinals in 2012 While Matheny has enjoyed immediate success leading the Cards to the postseason four times in his first four yearsa Major League recordpeople have noticed something else about his life something not measured in day to day results Instead its based on a frankly worded letter he wrote to the parents of a Little League team he coached a cry for change that became an Internet sensation and eventually a manifesto The tough love philosophy Matheny expressed in the letter contained his throwback beliefs that authority should be respected discipline and hard work rewarded spiritual faith cultivated family made a priority and humility considered a virtue In The Matheny Manifesto he builds on his original letter by first diagnosing the problem at the heart of youth sportsit starts with parents and coachesand then by offering a hopeful path forward Along the way he uses stories from his small town childhood as well as his career as a player coach and manager to explore eight keys to success leadership confidence teamwork faith class character toughness and humility From The Coach Is Always Right Even When Hes Wrong to Let Your Catcher Call the Game Mathenys old school advice might not always be popular or politically correct but it works His entertaining and deeply inspirational book will not only resonate with parents coaches and athletes it will also be a powerful reminder from one of the most successful new managers in the game of what sports can teach us all about winning on the field and in life

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