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Author of a compelling sports book: Stop The Tsunami In Youth Sports: Achieving Balanced Excellence And Health While Embracing The Value of Play For Fun , V. J. Stanley has stood by its theme and his mantra that balanced excellence can be spread to all areas of life as well as youth sports to become an influential coach and speaker on the subject.
V.J. Stanley was the youngest head coach in High School hockey history for Monroe County, New York.
He played multiple sports in HS. VJ was awarded the first ever leadership award at his high school. VJ played one game at Clarkson College before 2 concussions in a week (his 7th and 8th total) ended his career.
He was the head hockey coach at the University of Rochester for 21 years. He coached youth, middle school, and club in multiple sports.
He has authored two other books on youth sports.
(2)Less is More: The Truth About Youth and High School Sports 2016
(3)Does Your Mind Mind What You Are Doing To Your Body 2018
He has presented to national audiences at USA Hockey, US Lacrosse, NSCA, and local and regional groups.
VJ mentors coaches with his “Balanced Excellence” program all over the U.S A. His philosophy of play for fun, then compete with balanced excellence is the foundation of long term physical and mental development with life skills.