ONE ON ONE FROM DAD TO SON Lessons in Basketball and Discipline One on One from Dad to Son is a story about a father and son becoming closer to each other as the father teaches his son about basketball.
Dwayne shows his son DJ how to handle the ball, throw, and dribble. But, there is more to the story than playing basketball. Dwayne tells his son about how these players succeeded through hard work and discipline. Dwayne learned from their example, and he wants his son to learn from it, too.
Dwayne was a very good player in high school and college, but he didn’t become a pro basketball player. Very few players do. But, the lessons he learned from basketball – practice, discipline, team work – have stayed with him his whole life.
Here Are Some Things to Talk About When You Read the Book
What do you think “one on one” means?
What do you think the Dad Dwayne is trying to teach his son?
Why is DJ excited to learn about basketball?
Who is Michael Jordan? Why does DJ call him the “G.O.A.T.” – Greatest Of All Time?
When James Naismith invented basketball he wanted to teach teamwork. Why is teamwork important?
What is the difference between a team member and a leader? Can you be both?
Each of the players in the book has a quote that they said. Which quote is your favorite? Why?
What did DJ learn from his father? Was it more than just learning about basketball?
How does learning about sports help you in other ways in life?
Dream of Your Future Many children dream about what they want to be when they grow up to be adults. Is in sports, the arts, business, science, or another field? What is your dream?
Did someone influence your dream? Do you have a role model for that dream – a favorite athlete, an actor, a scientist, politician, or someone in your family or a friend?