This isn't just a book about an athlete achieving his goals. It's about the worst things Tyson experienced so younger athletes can learn from him. It's about what happens when an athlete is so focused on their sport that they don't care about anything else in life, and the repercussions of that mindset. Hoop Dreams Fulfilled touches on deep, intense sports psychology, and the weight and pressure many athletes feel but are afraid to talk about. Tyson recaps his failures in excruciating detail so others can learn from them.
Hoop Dreams Fulfilled will appeal to anyone who has had significant challenges in their life, yet realized their potential to overcome and master these challenges. It contains universal life lessons which will appeal to people from all areas of life.
Who this book is for:
- Any young athlete who wants to play at the next level of their sport to understand what it takes
- Parents to realize what may go on in their child's head through their sports career
- Coaches to understand the power of influence they have on their athletes
- The general public to get an in-depth, first person account of what it takes to be an athlete
What this book discusses:
- Training for Sports
- The Political Side of Sports
- And much, much, more...
An initial review:
"Hoop Dreams Fulfilled proves that you don't truly know someone unless they decide to let you in. I thought I knew Tyson, but the emotional bravery in his book rocked me. Most writers hide their truth in fancy phrases and perfumed prose. Hoop Dreams Fulfilled isn't that book. I was amazed at the honest look inside his world playing basketball, including his thoughts, fears, motivations and dreams."
To read sample chapters, go to HoopDreamsFulfilled.com
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About the Author
He has created a website with basketball training workouts and information entitled Basketball Training Club. He also runs an online support group for athletes called The Athlete's Corner.
Tyson currently contributes to the Huffington Post, Elite Daily and Esquire Network, and has been featured in SLAM Magazine.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you have children who are attempting or coming close to some form of public glory - whether it be in sports or the arts - it is worth it to have a backup of some sort. This book underscores that. To come so close and to be closed out, cut out, and then to have to start again somehow (usually at the absolute bottom) is very traumatic and needs a strong guiding hand.