Life, like sports is meant to be played well. Fueled by his nearly two decades as head coach for North Moore High School’s boys’ soccer team in Robbin’s NC, author Michael Shamberger presents soccer enthusiasts with this insightful, scripture-focused thirty-one day devotional written to encourage character and faith growth both on and off the field.Beyond the Pitch: Soccer Strategies for Winning at Life will uplift soccer participants and followers as they encounter Coach Shamberger’s relatable real-life soccer experiences and sound faith-filled tutelage. His solid scripture rooted faith is an encouragement to athletes, parents, coaches, referees, and fans to keep God first, make choices as a Christian, root their identity in Christ, respect self and others, have a winning attitude in all circumstances, maintain life balance, keep priorities in order, and more. Wherever you are in faith, Beyond the Pitch: Soccer Strategies for Winning at Life is sure to inspire you to further greatness in every area of your life. Two bonus devotionals are included for soccer moms and spouses of coaches written by Michael’s wife, Dr. Cynthia Thrasher Shamberger.
About the Author:
Michael Shambeerger, or “Coach” as he is affectionately known, took North Moore from a brand-new soccer program to a highly competitive, top team in the area. Today he is considered a “local legend” and is known for his coaching acumen and love for his athletes. Here, he has expertly penned some of the teachable moments he discovered in soccer to inspire readers to consider best practices from a godly point of view, which is sure to encourage character growth. After each devotional, a “Thoughts to Ponder” section inspires further reflection.