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Every basketball player should read this!
on February 24, 2013
As a coach I am always looking for ways to "speak" to my players in words they will understand and take to heart. I bought this book and lent it to my daughter to preview. I have never seen her so into a book, and we had several conversations brought about because of something she read. Her season started and she was a changed player, not in terms of skill but in terms of mental tenacity. Mel does a great job of not only telling her story but in relating to basketball players on their level. She inspired my daughter in ways that I could not. She is a great role model for female athletes and her story lays out the sacrifices needed and the demands placed on elite level athletes. I especially valued the emphasis she placed on how the good of the team supersedes the needs of the individual.
I coach a girls varsity basketball team and this book is going to be required summer reading for my returning players.