BEFORE THE WHISTLE is a compilation of eighty-five devotionals Coach has delivered to his teams over a 39-year coaching career. Some are in outline form allowing you space to add and enhance the thought process. Some are in essay form simply to be read. All supply motivation and inspiration for everyday life.
These devotionals can be used for teams, athletic or corporate. They also provide a guide for daily personal quiet time.
Before the Whistle is a thought provoking, personal challenge for life change.
About the author:
Phil Farver has spent his coaching career of 39 years teaching and mentoring both boys and girls teams in football, basketball, golf, baseball, softball and a short stint with middle school volleyball. He played football, basketball and baseball at a small Bible college in Wisconsin. He has vast experience in working with young athletes helping them improve their skills, their lives and their teams. He says, “If I can help someone improve their life, then I have accomplished something.”
His experience in coaching and building programs and teams led him to author and publish a book in 2009 called, “FIVE SMOOTH STONES”, a book outlining steps for success that he implemented with his team. Now he has developed another book filled with devotionals and motivational speeches to help other coaches as they prepare to build their teams and impact the lives of their players. The unique thing about this collection is that they can be used by anyone at any time. They are not just for use with athletic teams. They could be used in the corporate setting as well as in a daily personal journey of life.
His personal faith has been the foundation upon which he has stood for his entire career. The ups and downs of losing and winning have given him an insight to being successful that he would like to share with others. Through it all, he has remained faithful to the principles that he believes in.