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Discussion Guide: Q Ball

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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.

Q-Ball is a documentary that follows the life of several inmates in San Quentin Penitentiary who play on the prison basketball team. This film includes themes of using sports to overcome life’s struggles, reckoning with and then learning from past mistakes, effective teamwork, second chances, seeing the bigger picture in sports and living with the harsh realities of the criminal justice system/prison life. This film is for mature athletes and audiences only, PCA recommends this film for mature high school athletes only.

Last August, PCA Hosted a Fundraiser Q&A with Q-Ball Director Michael Tolajian and player Harry ATL Smith about the San Quentin Prison program. Click here to see pictures on Twitter.

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