The Institute for International Sport Asset Program
For the last four years, Dan has developed a number of new Institute for International Sport assets to ensure the long-term success of the Institute. Past Institute programs that Dan created include invaluable assets such as the World Scholar-Athlete Games and National Sportsmanship Day.
A Sampling of the New Assets
I. The Shoeless Joe Play
Dan has written a play on the life of baseball legend, Shoeless Joe Jackson. “Shoeless Joe” addresses issues such as race, religion, illiteracy, labor, aging, justice and redemption.
Two Stage Readings, Both Highly Successful
Two stage readings of Shoeless Joe have taken place, one in Orlando, Florida, the other in Hartford, Connecticut. The stage readings have drawn high praise. View commentary by acclaimed founder of the Positive Coaching Alliance, Jim Thompson, on his reaction to Shoeless Joe.
Now A Musical!
Since the last stage reading, Dan has written several songs that will be incorporated into the play.
The Premiere Schedule
The premiere schedule is now being planned. Premiere performances will take place in the United States, as well as at the African Scholar-Athlete Games. Keep an eye on this website for updates.
The School Performance/Symposium Program
Shoeless Joe will be brought to college campuses, as well as to a certain few high schools and independent schools. The school performance/symposium program will involve the play being performed on day one, followed by a day two seminar addressing societal issues raised in Shoeless Joe, such as race, illiteracy and labor.
For information on the school performance/symposium program, contact us at:
II. An African Rebound
(A four-novel series)
In 1989, Dan Doyle published the novel Are You Watching, Adoph Rupp? Dan published The Encyclopedia of Sports Parenting Vol. I in 2008 and The Encyclopedia of Sports Parenting Vol. II in 2013. These books have become vital assets for the Institute for International Sport, as has the An African Rebound series.
Skyhorse Publishing released Dan's acclaimed An African Rebound in April 2013. An African Rebound is the first of a four-novel series that serves as an Institute for International Sport asset, as well as serving as an important promotional vehicle for the African Scholar-Athlete Games. (See below.)
An African Rebound has drawn acclaim in the United States and abroad.
Here is a sampling of reviews and testimonials:
Joe Mitch, Executive Director, US Basketball Writers Association – “Wonderfully crafted. Dan Doyle spins a tale of good and evil in Africa while evoking memories of some of basketball’s greatest players of all-time, including Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, and The Big O.”
G. Louis Heath, Sports Literature Association -- “Exceptional. Doyle is living proof that an athletic and coaching background need not be an impediment to literary excellence.”
Harlan Coben, author of Live Wire and Stay Close - “This book will inspire you, intrigue you, and move you in unexpected ways. It’s about basketball, about comebacks, about tragedy, about love, about overcoming adversity, about life. Don’t miss it.”
Julius Erving, basketball Hall of Famer - “An African Rebound is a deeply touching and fascinating novel. This is a must-read for anyone familiar with the game of basketball.”
The novel has also drawn five-star ratings on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites.
Paperback Release of An African Rebound
Skyhorse Publishing released the paperback version of An African Rebound in January 2017.
An African Rebound II
Dan is about 70 percent finished with An African Rebound II. He expects to complete the draft in autumn 2017, which would mean a likely publication date of November 2018.
The Connection Between The African Scholar-Athlete Games and the
An African Rebound Novel Series!
Dan has woven a fictional African Scholar-Athlete Games into the An African Rebound series! (View a sample draft chapter from An African Rebound II, which makes early reference to the African Scholar Athlete Games.)
III. The Stay Relevant CD
In December 2015, Dan released his Stay Relevant CD to strong reviews. A major objective of Dan writing, composing and recording the CD is to provide past and future participants in the Scholar-Athlete program with the opportunity to record their own meaningful songs, as part of the Scholar-Athlete Games mission (listen to song snippets.)
Here are testimonials for the Stay Relevant CD:
Acclaimed musician, platinum engineer and producer, Gordon Bahary, whose credits includes mixing and mastering for the likes Stevie Wonder, has his “right touch” on over 35 million albums sold. Mr. Bahary states “Dan Doyle’s album is a work of a visionary and true artist. A blessed piece of work – brilliant.”
Renowned actor Marc Carver (Black Mass) comments on Dan’s song, “A Parent’s Message”: “I wanted to give my girlfriend an idea of what Dan’s amazing songs were like. I played one of the songs, ‘A Parent’s Message’ for her. The original song is about selflessness and steadfast love. When the song ended, we sat smiling silently with tears on our cheeks.”
Renowned international recording artist Dianne Mower states: “The powerful messages in each song remind us of our purpose in life, and that all of us, regardless of age, still have lots of work to do.”
Famed drummer Rob "The Drummer" Gottfried states: "An incredible triumph at so many levels. INSPIRING!"
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