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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (158 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jon Gordon Narrator: Jon Gordon Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9781596595378
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Training Camp is an inspirational story filled with invaluable lessons and insights on bringing out the best in yourself and your team. The story follows Martin, an un-drafted rookie trying to make it in the NFL. He’s spent his entire life proving to the critics that a small guy with a big heart can succeed against all odds. After spraining his ankle in the pre-season, Martin thinks his dream is lost—until he meets a very special coach who shares eleven life-changing lessons that keep his dream alive, and might even make him the best of the best.

If you want to be your best, Training Camp offers an inspirational story and real-world wisdom on what it takes to reach true excellence and how you and your team—at work, school, church, and home—can achieve it.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Training Camp by Jon Gordon is a touching story about one man who faces his fears on his path to greatness. Along the way, he learns a valuable lesson about who is really in control. Grow your faith. Read Training Camp.” 

    Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager 

  • “I loved reading this book. Jon and I agree that one should not only strive for excellence on the field but also make greatness a life mission. I believe every coach, player, individual, organization, and team that wants to be their best should read and benefit from this book.” 

    Mike Smith, Head Coach, the Atlanta Falcons 

  • “Having spent my life studying the best, I have found that great individuals need great coaches. Training Camp is not only about the student but the mentor. Jon has woven a compelling story of two individuals together, traveling life's journey, striving for excellence, and leaving a legacy in the process. I found myself cheering the main characters on from the sidelines. Thank you, Jon, for leaving a legacy with the profound lessons found in this book.”

    Kimberly K. Rath, President, Talent Plus 

  • “Jon Gordon has written a poignant and powerful story that helps us find the best within ourselves and bring out the best in others. He will change lives with this book.”

    Jeffrey Zaslow, coauthor, The Last Lecture 

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill Donhiser | 1/6/2014

    " Like many other management parables. Just done much better. I really enjoyed it. A little more religious based than I care for in my management books it has great points and it is a good way to occupy yourself on a plane trip. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 9/10/2013

    " The ending was good. The beginning and middle were slow. Found myself skip-reading to get to the good stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 6/2/2013

    " Excellent tool to help athletes and young people to think beyond their game to the critical areas of life and faith. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 1/7/2013

    " One of the better books I have read. Great insight into what makes us better and what drives us to beat ourselves to achieve greatness. This is a quick and easy read for anyone. Great book and will be on my reading list every year! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Stosich | 8/22/2012

    " Good book. Really engaging story that makes it easy to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley Heller | 8/3/2012

    " inspiring story about an athlete that tries to achieve his goals. He encounters obstacles then over-comes them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trinity | 4/23/2012

    " Great book if you striving for the best!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad Stutzman | 4/20/2012

    " I read this in one day. Great fundamental lessons on how to succeed in life. I enjoyed the football story line. It is worth the read, a book every teenager or young adult should read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donald | 3/26/2012

    " This is a great book about reaching your full potential and excellence...i recommend!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew | 2/19/2012

    " I had higher expectations for this book going into it, especially since his previous book, The Energy Bus, was so good. It was a quick and easy read, but it just didn't deliver for me liked I hoped it would. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Grant | 4/15/2011

    " A should-read book on how to effective as you manage your career. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Norm | 4/7/2011

    " Very motivational book with positive tips on obtaining excellence. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Becca | 2/22/2011

    " I didn't find this book inspirational - nothing new as far as insights and I didn't realize when I bought it that it was a religious book either. I wouldn't particularly recommend it to anyone - just nothing exciting about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave Hann | 1/28/2011

    " An increditable read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ursula Biloschaetzke | 9/16/2010

    " This is by far my favorite Jon Gordon book. It moved me to sobbing tears, made me laugh out loud and literally changed the way I think about life. I read it in one night and when I finally turned the last page, I immediately got out my notebook and started making plans and jotting down ideas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ravi Sony | 6/3/2010

    " Very inspirational - though a bit brief though - I wish Jon had added some more inspirational material on Mental Strength. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew | 4/23/2010

    " I had higher expectations for this book going into it, especially since his previous book, The Energy Bus, was so good. It was a quick and easy read, but it just didn't deliver for me liked I hoped it would. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad | 4/14/2010

    " I read this in one day. Great fundamental lessons on how to succeed in life. I enjoyed the football story line. It is worth the read, a book every teenager or young adult should read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Becca | 10/4/2009

    " I didn't find this book inspirational - nothing new as far as insights and I didn't realize when I bought it that it was a religious book either. I wouldn't particularly recommend it to anyone - just nothing exciting about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Norm | 7/23/2009

    " Very motivational book with positive tips on obtaining excellence. "

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About the Author

Jon Gordon is the author of numerous books on leadership, sales, culture, and teamwork. His works include the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy, The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work, and Training Camp: What the Best Do Better Than Everyone Else, among others. Gordon has appeared on the Today show and CNN, and his work has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers. He has a wide variety of high profile clients, including the Atlanta Falcons, Wells Fargo, State Farm, Bayer, and others. Gordon holds degrees from Emory and Cornell universities and is the founder of The Jon Gordon Companies, a consulting and training company based in Florida.