A guide to the power of mentorship,Wooden's A Game Plan for Life serves as an illustration of the people who helped foster the values that Wooden embraced during his career. A Game Plan for Life also features interviews with some of the many people Wooden mentored over the years, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Walton. An inspiring primer on how to achieve success without sacrificing principles and how to build one of the most productive and rewarding relationships available to any athlete, businessperson, teacher, or parent—that of mentor and protégé.
"This primer on the power of mentoring reveals much—both about the lessons that Wooden felt he learned and those he strove to teach."—Christian Science Monitor
"Few coaches have affected their players' lives so fully as John Wooden, so here's a natural question: Who mentored the mentor? Well, John Wooden is glad we asked . . ."—Bob Costas
"There is no coach or former coach in the U.S.A. more admired by his peers than John Wooden. When someone asks me who is the best athletic coach ever, my vote is John Wooden. A Game Plan for Life speaks loudly about the importance of learning and teaching for a lifetime. Coach Wooden's message is one reason I keep coaching!"—Bobby Bowden, former football coach, Florida State University
"My time learning from Coach Wooden—sitting and asking him questions, soaking up his answers—has provided some of the most significant lessons in my life. Any way that you can be mentored by a giant like him, including reading A Game Plan for Life, will provide great lessons for you, too."—Pat Summitt, basketball coach, Tennessee Lady Vols