Grentz Reveals New Book “Lessons Learned from Playing a Child’s Game”

Coming April 2014

Basketball Pioneer Theresa Shank Grentz, a decorated player and coach, is sharing her twelve pillars of character in her upcoming book, Lessons Learned Playing a Child’s Game. This book is a must-read for athletes looking to advance to the next level in their game. Not only will this book motivate and inspire for on-court success, it will also provide key insights to living a fulfilling, happy, satisfied life away from the court. It is the first book penned by Grentz since leaving the hardwood after spending 33 years as a Division I Women’s Basketball Head Coach, with one highlight of her career being the Team USA Women’s Basketball Head Coach in 1992 at the Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

“I was motivated to write this book because it gives back,” Grentz said, a three-time National Champion and All-American who played at Immaculata College just outside of Philadelphia, PA. “I am simply sharing my experiences with those who are playing the game today.”

Lessons Learned Playing a Child’s Game is a story within a story about how Grentz recruited, and the kind of personality she was looking for in her recruits. There will be plenty of ideas, lessons, and stories shared for today’s athletes and parents going through the recruiting process.

“Lessons Learned Playing a Child’s Game is there for anyone who is looking for a plan on how to go to the next level. It is a road map with lots of stories and examples that relate to all ages,” said Grentz, a member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. “It is a bridge of connection and fun. Everything in the book is information that I have learned through the years of playing, teaching, and coaching basketball.”

Lessons Learned Playing a Child’s Game will be available on eBook in November 2013. Grentz wrote the book as told to Dick Weiss and Joan Williamson.

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