Best Books for Athletes

Inspirational Books by Athletes


Mamba Mentality by Kobe Bryant

Why Soccer Matters by Pelle.


Inspirational Books FOR Athletes

Relentless is written by Tim Grover.  He worked with Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Dwayne Wade to name just a few.

The Champions Mind:  How Great Athletes Think, Train and Thrive by Jim Afremow.


Mental Toughness

Playing in the Box by well known sports psychologist, Dr. Pete Temple shares simple mental exercises young athletes can use to help them improve their game, relax and achieve their goals.  


Negotiations

Negotiations are a part of life.  Athletes need to be able to advocate for themselves.  A big part of this means they need to have the ability to effectively communicate and speak on their behalf.

Getting to Yes a well-recognized book on effective negotiations techniques by Roger Fisher and William L Ury.  I first was exposed to this in one of my law classes; it was required reading.

Never Split the Difference is written by a former FBI hostage negotiator, Chris Voss.

Difficult Conversations helps you learn how to have a conversation before it gets to the point where you only have a confrontation.


If there is a book or video that you feel has been instrumental in your growth or your athlete's growth, please let me know what it is.  I'd love to review it and perhaps include it on this list.  Thank you!


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