I have attached the covers for the first book in the Coach Dave series. I'm okay (not thrilled) with the front cover, but I expect the back cover to be much improved for this book.
Front Cover material:
Title: All-Stars (large) Coach Dave: Season Two (Smaller)
Coach Dave: Season Two
Back Cover Synopsis:
Coach Dave Rivers has been named the head coach of the twelve-year-old all-star team from the Southburg Baseball League. His team has the talent, experience, depth, and versatility to compete for the state and World Series championships. However, his assistant coach is his nemesis, Fletcher Brandt. Will their very different philosophies about baseball and life be able to mesh in time for the team to play to its capability? Or will their inability to find common ground be the downfall of the Southburg All-Stars? Join some of the players, coaches, and dads from Coach Dave: Season One as they meet new teammates and dads to learn about life through the game of baseball.
If you are involved with youth sports at any level, you will find the Coach Dave series both entertaining and challenging. As you are enjoying the games with the players on the field, you will also join the group of dads in wrestling with issues that threaten the integrity of youth baseball.
“I know that you have been eagerly anticipating the announcement of the team, but I wanted to say a few words first. First of all, let me say what an honor it is for me to represent Southburg, my new hometown, as the head coach of the twelve-year-old all-stars. We had quite a competitive regular season and tournament this year. I can only speak for the Scarlet Knights, but we learned quite a few life lessons this year that we can all take far beyond baseball. I want to emphasize that my mission with this team will be the same as it was with the Scarlet Knights, to be just as engaged in who your sons become as I am in what they become on the field."
--Coach Dave Rivers
About the Author:
Al Ainsworth has loved the game of baseball for over 40 years as a player, youth league and high school coach, broadcaster, dad, and fan. He writes often about baseball at his website, http://www.alainsworth.com.
Al lives with his wife and three children in Hernando, Mississippi. In addition to Coach Dave: Season One, he is also the author of Lines in the Gravel and Stories from the Roller Coaster, two memoirs containing many of his real-life baseball stories and how they have shaped his life.