Tag Archive | Amateur Sports

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 […]

Introducing The Athletes Playbook

Here I am with Shaquille O’Neal at an NBA function. Shaq is a great example of “life after the game” for the retired athletes. It’s great to see. I’ll be working with quite a few former professional athletes with something new that I’m getting underway. The Athletes Playbook http://www.athletesplaybook.com/ (Launching the summer of 2017!) We’ll be […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA by Joe Nocera

Indentured, tells the story of those who have been fighting the battle against the NCAA over the last couple of decades or so, trying to draw some attention to the fact that these collegiate athletes, with their lives, blood sweat and tears, underlying all throughout the school year, with practices, mandatory training sessions, games, and […]

Chinese-American hoopster makes history – Comments by James Donaldson

http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/epaper/2014-07/11/content_17727510.htm It’s great to see (and be part of) the tremendous progress of the young athletes (especially girls) in China, as the years of persistent training, competition, and learning from athletes from around the world, is beginning to pay off. I spend a great deal of time in China working in regards to basketball, afterschool […]

NBC Meet The Press Conversation About “Should College Athletes Be Paid”?

It’s college basketball’s “March Madness” time again, and as we marvel and root for favorite teams and players, the conversation seems to come around like clockwork, on an annual basis “Should College Athletes Be Paid”? I’ve spoke on this subject several times over the years, and as I was watching NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday morning talk show today, I noticed that a poll was shown (apparently taken by the Washington […]