Come Onboard Our Indiegogo Campaign to Support Young Student Athletes

Greetings, my friends; As most of you surely know, athletics has been a huge part of my life for decades. Being a student-athlete, from high school through college,  and then on to the professional ranks of the NBA, I know the challenges intuitively of what it’s like to be a student-athlete striving toward your dream. Two […]

Get Your Free Copy of Standing Above the Crowd Ebook

Standing above the Crowd is a book that will give you fantastic insights about how to “Stand Above the Crowd “versus “Standing out from the Crowd” ….. all without having to be 7 feet tall like your author James Donaldson. You’ll find in this book that I share a lot of success strategies and how […]

Athletes Playbook Short Take – James Donaldson

Click on James’ Photo for a short video clip. As a young student-athlete, I remember these days so well, because they shape me into the person that I became years after my athletic career was over. The Athlete’s Playbook is a rich platform of resources specially designed for our young student-athletes. Who better to reach back […]

The Athletes Playbook Presents: A Look at Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson and I have been friends and colleagues for a very long time. We were both student-athletes together back on the campus of Washington State University. He and football and me in basketball and we struck up a friendship even back then with common values and a shared vision of how student-athletes can be […]

Why Care? Because We Can…. and Because We Must!

(Originally posted in 2016) Coming on the heels of the tragic events in America this week (Minneapolis, Baton Rouge and Dallas), I thought I would share with you a feel good story, to let you know that there’s still some good in this world. I’m not sure why there’s so much hate in this world, […]

The Athletes Playbook – James Donaldson Speaking On the Benefits of Joining The Athletes Playbook

I had the pleasure of doing this great TV spot Click Here! couple of weeks ago in Seattle on New Day Northwest, with host  Margaret Larson. The 2 of us spoke about our younger generation of student athletes,  and how we might better help them to prepare for their collegiate years, and life after their […]

The Athletes Playbook – Athletes Helping Athletes: Sign Up Now and Receive a Complimentary ebook by James Donaldson

The Athletes Playbook, is a digital content platform, full of information and advice for our young upcoming student athletes. Young student athletes (8th – collegiate years) will benefit greatly from the advice shared by our community of former professional athletes, from all sports backgrounds, men and women alike. Check out our short video clip! […]