In Faith in the Game, this legendary coach shares the philosophy he used to create not only a champion football team but also a meaningful life. Both a memoir of Osborne's career with the Cornhuskers and an inspirational guide to making the most out of life by cultivating core values like honesty, courage, and loyalty, Faith in the Game presents the traits Osborne helped to instill in his team--traits that helped the Cornhuskers achieve their spectacular level of success. Osborne focuses on the aspects of character that he has emphasized in his work on and off the field, illustrated with compelling behind-the-scenes stories of the Nebraska football team. Conveyed with his own captivating integrity, Osborne's message reveals the value of hard work, the importance of finding a balance between our professional and personal obligations, and, above all, the importance of bringing faith into our lives to help us through times of crisis.
Tom Osborne is beloved not only for his outstanding record but also for the commitment and dedication he has always shown to his players and coaching staff as a mentor, coach, and friend. His ability to motivate a team has come not with last-minute pep talks but through a focus on consistency and strength of character. "Winning," as he writes in Faith in the Game, "is a by-product of sound preparation."
For those seeking a spiritually centered approach to living and working, this candid account of Tom Osborne's faith and strength is a warm and authentic book from which all of us can learn.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
"I highly recommend this book to any parent who wants his or her child to better themselves with an athletic scholarship. Read the book and use it for it works."
- Ralph Davis, Mr. Kentucky Basketball and starting guard with the University of Cincinnati Bearcats 1957-1960 and Guard for the Chicago Packers NBA 1960-1962.
Author Gary Hiles, a parent, has spent his entire adult life helping young people. He served as a career counselor when he was a professional in the computer industry and spent time advising college students and young adults who were interested in pursuing careers in that industry. Gary and his wife were the music and youth orchestra directors in their church. He and his wife founded a highly successful Junior Olympic Volleyball Club for girls in the county where they live.
He has volunteered the last 30 years helping scores of overlooked high school athletes get noticed by college coaches and find athletic scholarships. At the request of many athletes, parents and coaches, he has written A Simple Guide to Getting an Athletic Scholarship, focusing on basic things parents and athletes must do to be successful and inspiring them to put forth the effort.
This book is a comprehensive guide for student athletes and their families that will assist in deliberating scholarship offers from multiple institutions and setting a course for success in college. Readers will be equipped to determine which scholarship option—and in some cases, which sport or sports—is the optimal choice, be knowledgeable about their financial aid options and the rules of recruiting, and be prepared with a list of suggested questions that American student athletes should ask coaches and recruiting officials wishing to pursue their talents. This guide provides the essential strategies that will enable student athletes to gain life skills both inside and outside of the classroom and athletic arenas.
If your goal is to secure a scholarship for your student-athlete this book will provide the guidance to get you to the next level.