Heart of a Student Athlete: All-Pro Advice for Competitors and Their Familiesby Karl Mecklenburg
The game of football teaches lessons of success that are applicable in almost every aspect of life. In Heart of a Student Athlete, Karl Mecklenburg-former All-Pro captain of the Denver Broncos-offers young athletes and their families inspirational advice about how to dream, achieve, and overcome obstacles on their way to success. Mecklenburg's candid, anecdotal
The game of football teaches lessons of success that are applicable in almost every aspect of life. In Heart of a Student Athlete, Karl Mecklenburg-former All-Pro captain of the Denver Broncos-offers young athletes and their families inspirational advice about how to dream, achieve, and overcome obstacles on their way to success. Mecklenburg's candid, anecdotal counsel will motivate student athletes to aim high, work hard, and meet challenges with strength and courage-including pressure to perform in the game, emphasis on sport over study, and the temptation of illegal drugs.
In addition to sharing the incredible story of his unlikely rise from amateur athlete to Super Bowl Championship competitor, Mecklenburg outlines his template for success and reveals its six key components: teamwork, courage, honesty and forgiveness, desire, dedication, and goal setting. Accessible and brimming with enthusiasm, Heart of a Student Athlete explains these keys and empowers athletes, parents, and coaches with the tools they need to achieve success and foster it in the young athletes in their lives.
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What I thought of this book was that it can teach you life lessons, because it shows you how to compete for something in life. Karl talks to us about how hard it is to become a NFL football player; it doesn't just take talent: it takes goal setting, a good education, dedication and many more things that he talks about. It is a great book for middle schoolers to read because colleges will start looking at you freshmen year of high school and that can be when your pro career starts.
So I had the chance to see Karl Mecklenburg give one of his motivational speeches before I read this and in my opinion it has heightened the benefits this book provides. Without the speech though this book is a great read for any kids trying to excel in team sports, especially football. For those reading this for his six key elements it still is a good read, but lacks that drive that the speech helps inspire. I enjoyed his stories during his football days and how each instance has helped develop him to who he was and is today.
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