Stories From the Passenger Seat: Lessons Learned From a Lifetime of Coaching

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Harry Marra
182 pages
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Having taken nine years in the writing of the manuscript, Coach Harry Marra presents to you a book that is REAL, HONEST, and FUN-FILLED in its words. Instead of just pontificating on a particular idea or concept, Stories From the Passenger Seat: Lessons Learned From a Lifetime of Coaching gives you real life, real live actual situations where world class athletes came to a crossroads and describes what they actually did to negotiate them successfully.

Stories From the Passenger Seat gives the reader a first-person account of being in an Olympic Stadium, sitting alongside Coach Marra, and having to make critical decisions that will dictate the outcome of the contest. Reading specific vignettes throughout the book will have you on the edge of your seat in anticipation of the outcome, much the same as a mystery novel might do.

If each reader learns and/or develops one new trait that may help them better negotiate the “road of life” by reading this book, then it will have been an effort well worth the time of jotting these stories down.

Enjoy your journey.

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  • 5

    Posted by Bart Goodell on Nov 16th 2022

    Harry is right, I pestered him for about 6 months to come train with him. Fortunately, he finally gave me a chance and I went on to have many great experiences and lessons that I learned and use with my clients today. If you're interested in becoming a multi-event athlete or coach, the lessons you'll get and the insights will be invaluable for your growth. If you're a fan of multi-events or just track and field in general, then Harry pulls back the curtain and you'll get a sense of what it takes to be a decathlete/heptathlete or highly competitive athlete pursuing their dreams and goals and how he helped all of us who had the great fortune to know and train with him. I highly, recommend this book.

  • 5
    View From the Passenger Seat

    Posted by Ed Golash on Nov 9th 2022

    I've known Harry since we were High School track teammates. He was the hardest working guy on the team then and, as his book demonstrates, he is the hardest working multi event coach now. Thoroughly enjoyed the story of his passion and commitment to being the best so that his athletes could be their best.

  • 5
    The Heart of Champions

    Posted by Bob Correia on Oct 16th 2022

    This new book is a must read for any coach that wants to see into the psychology of coaching from one of the best multi-event coaches in the world. Harry has given us a glance into the type of athlete that pursues probably the toughest competition in the world and his personal style of coaching. Filled with entertaining anecdotes and a unique look into this complex world, you cannot help but come away with a new appreciation for the Sport. It is a quick read but I read it 2X because I enjoyed it enough to make sure I did not miss anything. Every Coach and Athlete needs this book in their arsenal of motivational material!