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  • Demand Excellence

    Demand Excellence: On and Off the Field

    As coaches, we want to be successful and we want to win. As Christian coaches, we know we are called to a much higher purpose than just winning football games. We are called to be great husbands, great dads, and men who shine as lights for Jesus Christ. As a coach, what does that look like and how are we to go about putting Christ before winning? If we do not have a plan and are not intentional in pursuing our plan, we will fail. We will find ourselves once again bowing down to the god of winning and success.

    About the Author:

    Coach Jonathan Gess has been the head football coach at Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (ELCA) since 2007.
    He attended college at the Citadel, where he started at center for the football team as a walk-on. After graduation, he became an officer in the United States Air Force in 2002. While he was in the Air Force, God called him to surrender his life to Christ. God led him out of the Air Force and into coaching high school football. Through the 2018 season, Coach Gess and his staff have gone 131-27 and won 5 state championships in the GHSA Class A-Private division.

    $5.99$11.41
  • A College Athlete

    How To Create A College Athlete: Terms Every Parent and Athlete Should Know

    This book will be a must have for all coaches, parents, players, and people who want to learn about high school, college and professional sports. As they say, to know is half the battle and if to know is winning then you will win the arguments when discussing all levels of sports and each sport. These are the power terms that are universal for any athlete when a parent wants them to succeed at the next level and beyond.

    About the Author:

    Acie B Earl, also known as Coach Earl to the mid-west coaching circle in AAU/travel teams, high school, semi pro leagues, and to his students at Iowa. Acie was born in Peoria, IL and grew up and attended Moline, high school. Earl was chosen in the 1st round, number 19 in the 1993 draft by the Boston Celtics. Acie played 4 years in the NBA for the Celtics, Raptors and Bucks and holds a few Raptors all-time records. After the NBA he played 8 years in 12 countries earning MVP awards in China, Kosovo and Turkey. After his overseas career Acie coached 4 years in the semi pros with the ABA, CBA and WBA. He also coached 5 seasons at Solon High school. After started his own AAU/ travel teams called Venom sports Girls/Boys for 12 years producing over 25 college players. Coach Earl also started http://www.venomsportstraining.com where he trains kids and has hosted camps with Nike and Phenom America.

    Coach Earl’s published books:

    • Basketballs Main Ingredient Part 1
    • Basketballs Main Ingredient Part 2
    • How to Play Overseas – 31 Rules Each Player Should Know
    • A Star is Born – The Archie Early Story
    • Future Acie Earl books 2020/2021:
    • How to Create a College Athlete – Part 2
    • Slavery in Sports – The Role of the Black Athlete
    • The Effect of Sports on the NCAA and the College System
    $2.99$8.75