"Heart of a Student Athlete not only gives great advice to young athletes, families, and coaches trying to get the most of their sports experiences, but it also tells some of the untold stories of our 1980’s championship teams."
John Elway, NFL Hall of Fame
"Karl's book is perfect for a young athlete trying to find his or her way, or for parents who want to guide their children into successful sports careers."
Amy Van Dyken, 6 time Olympic Gold Medalist
"Karl Mecklenburg does a fantastic job of relating how his experiences and the people in his life helped shape the person and player that he became. This is a great book with a powerful message for any coach or parent trying to inspire children to achieve their dreams."
John Engh, Chief Operating Officer, National Alliance for Youth Sports
Heart of a Student Athlete: All Pro Advice for Competitors and Their Families, by Karl Mecklenburg, offers youth sports families, middle school, high school, and college athletes inspirational advice about how to dream, achieve, and succeed not only in sport, but also in life. More than a simple self-help book for competitors, author Mecklenburg gives real-world, tested counsel based on his own experience as an amateur athlete, and as an All-Pro captain of the Denver Broncos. This is guidance and direction that has been proven on the field of competition and in the living of a successful life. Heart of a Student Athlete begins with the basic keys to success: teamwork, desire, honesty and forgiveness, dedication, courage, and goal setting. Through personal narrative and anecdotal storytelling, Mecklenburg builds on these themes to arm student athletes and their families with the insights needed to discover and achieve their loftiest dreams.