Basketball -Much More Than Just A game

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Minneapolis, MN- Coach, Motivational Speaker, Educator and now Author, Larry A.McKenzie is proud to announce the official release of his book, Basketball …Much More Than Just A Game (published by Authorhouse).

Larry McKenzie, currently the only coach in Minnesota basketball’s 99-year history to win four consecutive state titles shares his strategies for winning on the court and in life.

Much More Than Just A Game is a must read for young athletes and parents navigating the game of basketball. Incorporating ten life lessons, Coach McKenzie shows why he thinks BASKETBALL is merely a metaphor and tool that can be used to transform lives.

What Others are saying:

Coach McKenzie, Thank you for taking the time to write and publish your book, Basketball-much more than just a game. This book held my attention from beginning to end, I simply could not put it down. As you know I’m a father that coaches / trains my sons in basketball. I thank you for sharing your experiences as a father – coach with your son and daughter in this book. After reading your book, I had a talk with my sons and about the changes I was going to make in coaching them, and the biggest smile came over their faces. I believe the insight you gave in this book not only helped me as a coach, but as a father. This book is a must read. TO ANYONE INVOLVED IN BASKETBALL WHETHER PARENT COACH OR PLAYER, YOU NEED TO PURCHASE AND READ THIS BOOK-

Pastor Ken Stone
If only I had a copy of Basketball Much More Than Just a Game when I was raising my two sons, or even pages 44 and 45 on the characteristics of a pushy sports parent and tips for raising a good sport.

I raised my sons to love basketball, the way that my father, a basketball coach had raised me. It was an intense upbringing and sometimes harsh. We practiced and trained year round in order for my sons to reach my dream for them, to play college basketball. In the evenings I regularly took them out across the Twin Cities to see the best players and teams. Often that meant attending the games of the best team at that time, the Patrick Henry Patriots under the direction of Coach Larry McKenzie. I like to think that my sons earned their basketball PhD’s before they entered high school. PhD is an abbreviation for Patrick Henry Defense. My sons learned to appreciate waiting for up to two hours in order to get a seat at the biggest game in town, the drama of the Patriots vs. their North Side rival, the North Polars. They began to learn then that basketball was more than just a game–it was life.
If you are a coach of any sport, or a player trying to improve your game, or a parent trying to support your child in a sport, or just want to find out how one man who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks has excelled throughout life and is now raising up others like himself up and onto that path, please read Basketball More Than Just a Game by Larry McKenzie and then make sure you pass your copy onto a friend.

Tom Murray
Teacher at Minneapolis Patrick Henry High School