Hi everyone...my name is Kirk Mango and I am the author of the book Becoming a True Champion: Achieving Athletic Excellence From the Inside Out, (Rowman & Littlefield, May, 2012). My book and this blog centers its focus on making a difference in the loss of perspective and "winning at all costs" attitudes so prevalent at many levels of sports and youth sports today, to provide a better understanding on how true athletic success is attained (or success in anything for that matter), to help give athletes, parents, and coaches the tools needed for that success, and to demonstrate the life application and intrinsic value that is attainable through healthy sports experiences.
When looking at legacies of people like Lance Armstrong, Marion Jones and current sports stars like Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez (among many others)...I would have to say there certainly is a NEED for a change in perspective.
The concepts, attitudes, and ideas indicated above came out of my former experiences as a competitive athlete, coach, teacher, and parent of athletes. For more info go HERE.