Jim Cherneskyas first documented act in the sports world was making his own baseball cap in kindergarten in 1955. His involvement would not end there. In fact, sports have played an important role throughout his life. In Once a Fan, Chernesky narrates his lifelong interest in sports along with the thrills, the disappointments, and the lessons shared with fans and participants of all ages and skills. In this memoir, Chernesky explores watching, participating in, and coaching sports. Once a Fan illustrates his personal exposure to a simpler time of life and the excitement of watching favorite sports heroes when they represented all that was good about life and growing up. It documents his personal participation in sports from an early age through adulthoodarecounting learning the game, developing skills, and participating with friends and teammates. He discusses sharing the sporting opportunity with a new generation through coaching and teaching. Once a Fan explores the memories and the lessons learned of what sports was, what it is now, and what it could be again.I was always glad when baseball season started to come around. Hookera#39;s Seventh-Grade Basketball Team In the fall of 1963, my last year in Little League baseball, I had an opportunity to join our elementary school basketball team. ... We didna#39;t need tryouts because the student body wasna#39;t exactly beating the doors down to get on this team. ... During one of our practices, the coach gathered us around and started handing out a mimeographed sheet with the roster, player phoneanbsp;...
|Title||:||Once a Fan|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2012-11-08|