It’s not unusual for me students to tell me that they don’t have to worry about reading and writing well because they are planning on being a professional basketball player, skateboarder, etc.
I’ve got responses to that (though am happy to hear what readers say to it), but I think having students hear directly from athletes themselves saying how reading and writing well has helped their sports career.
I’ve only got a couple of resources, and hope that readers will suggest more.
Here’s what I have so far:
Here’s a video about LeBron James and why and what he’s reading, and an ESPN article about it — LeBron James, open book.
LeBron, Reading And How Books Can Benefit A Pro Athlete is by Dan Grunfield.
Other suggestions — please!