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Discussion Guide: The Rookie

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The downloadable resource below is a part of PCA's collection of movie discussion guides, which aim to help you make the most out of movie viewing with your team or child. Movies provide a plethora of "teachable moments" that can be seized upon by coaches and parents to help young athletes take away lessons that will help them be successful, contributing members of society.

The Rookie, based on a true story, follows the life of chemistry teacher and high school coach Jim Morris and his quest to make it to Major League Baseball after struggling to do so earlier in his career. This film includes themes of overuse injuries in sports, burnout, effective teamwork, second chances, successful parent-athlete relationships, and seeing the bigger picture in sports.

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