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Books are a source of information and inspiration for student-athletes seeking new ways to improve their performance. Instructional books help athletes learn sport-specific skills and strategies; proper methods for improving strength, speed and power; and other aspects, such as mental training, injury rehabilitation and team building. Both fiction and non-fiction books, whether in print or electronic form, offer inspiring stories about the best athletes, teams and events in the history of sports. Find books that interest you and that will help you improve your athletic performance.

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Read and React: Wayne Rooney: My Story

If you're a sophomore, chances are you're fighting for a spot on the varsity roster. In his second year, English football phenom Wayne Rooney was figh...

Read and React: Winner's Circle

STACK has offered plenty of advice about getting your body game-ready. However, we have not compiled a manual about dealing with the mental side o...

Read and React: Bring Your 'A' Game: A Young Athlete's Guide to Mental Toughness

To be the best, you have to believe you are the best. Though it's a cliché, there's a lot of truth behind that statement. Being positive is key for a...

Read and React: Born To Run

Over the past few decades, science and technology have become huge factors in the realm of sports, aiding the development of new and improved trai...

Read and React: Paul Brown

To keep you in the spirit of the gridiron post-season, take a look at this book of the week about the man who revolutionized today's game of football....

Read and React: When The Game Was Ours

Before today's famed rivalries—LeBron/Kobe, Miami/Orlando, Phoenix/Dallas, Detroit/Chicago—there existed one ultimate throwback duo: Larry Bird an...

Read and React: The Edge: The Guide To Fulfilling Dreams

You can be in the best physical shape of your life, but if you're not prepared mentally, you won't perform to the best of your ability. To help shape ...

Read and React: The Energy Bus

Attitude can make or break a team. Like an infectious disease, a poor attitude can quickly spread among players and bring down morale. On the contrary...

Read and React: Football Training

By now you know that off-season training is what makes or breaks an athlete, and to be the best, you have to train like the best. To help you defeat y...

Dave Pelz's Damage Control

Now you can lower your score without rebuilding your swing. Short-game guru Dave Pelz isn't out of bounds with his approach to shaving strokes. Hi...

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