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"The Blueprint For Young Athletes"

From Eric Bell, the Founder and Lead Coach of the Players Development Club, comes a transformative guidebook – "The Blueprint For Athletes." With over three decades of experience in the sports industry, Eric Bell has crafted this comprehensive resource to support young athletes and their parents on their sports journey. This book is more than just a manual; it's a mentor, a motivator, and a map to athletic and personal success.

Player and Personal Development Coaching Made Simple.

Key Features

Tools for Athletic Excellence:

Gain practical advice on training, nutrition, mindset, and skill development.

Mental and Emotional Wellness

Uncover strategies to nurture mental resilience and emotional intelligence in athletes. 


Get guidance on cultivating leadership qualities on and off the field.

Avoiding Common

Learn from insights into typical errors young athletes and parents make and discover how to steer clear of them.

Strengthening Family Bonds:

Explore tips for parents on how to nurture their child's talent while maintaining a healthy, supportive relationship.

For Young

Unlock your competitive edge with an organic approach to sports training and personal development.

"In the arena of athletics, the greatest victories are won long before the game day, in moments of dedicated practice and mental fortitude." – The Blueprint For Young Athletes

Chapters we've covered



"Mastery of the game begins with a dedication to the basics; every legendary athlete was once a beginner who embraced the fundamentals." – The Blueprint For Young Athletes


Emotional Intelligence:

"Athletic prowess is not just measured by physical strength but by the power of emotional intelligence in navigating the highs and lows of the sport." – The Blueprint For Young Athletes



"The strongest athletes are not just those who train their bodies, but those who condition their minds to withstand the distractions and pressures of the outside world." – The Blueprint For Young Athletes


Dealing with Setbacks, Injuries, and Failure:

"Each setback is a setup for a comeback. True athletes see obstacles not as roadblocks, but as stepping stones to greater achievements." – The Blueprint For Young Athletes


The Great


"What distinguishes good athletes from great ones is not just talent, but an unwavering work ethic and an insatiable desire to exceed their limits." – The Blueprint For Young Athletes


Build An Epic

Work Ethic:

"Discipline forms the core of a strong work ethic. It’s about steadfastly doing what is necessary for your growth and improvement, even when motivation wanes." – The Blueprint For Young Athletes

About The Author

Eric Bell stands at the forefront of development coaching and mentoring, as the founder and lead coach of the Players Development Club (PDC). His journey, rooted in the fast paced streets of Harlem, New York, is a testament to the transformative power of sports. It was here, in the playgrounds of Harlem, that a simple gift from his father – a basketball – ignited a passion that would define his life's trajectory.
Eric's humbled basketball career is marked by a string of remarkable achievements: a high school champion and MVP, a college Hall of Fame induction, and an acclaimed European basketball champion and MVP. His experiences on the court have not only shaped him as an athlete but also as a mentor, instilling in him a profound understanding of the challenges and triumphs inherent in sports.


About Players Development Club

The creation of the Players Development Club was a natural progression in Eric’s career, born from a deep-seated desire to impart his knowledge, wisdom, and experience. PDC is more than a training ground; it's a nurturing space where sports clubs and teams globally can receive development coaching and learn to foster a winning culture. But at the heart of Eric's vision is his role as a guide, development and mindset coach, dedicated to helping athletes navigate the complex and often demanding journey of sports and life.
Beyond his coaching and mentoring endeavors, Eric is a staunch advocate for mental and emotional well-being in young athletes. He is deeply committed to combating the mental and emotional health crises that too often over shadow sports careers. Through his work, he provides young athletes with the essential tools to not only excel in their sporting endeavors but also to thrive in life.
Eric's philosophy is simple yet profound: "In my quest to become a great leader, I thought the simplest way to improve the world was to help develop young athletes to become better women, men, and leaders." This belief was the catalyst for the Players Development Club and is the driving force behind his book, "The Blueprint For Young Athletes." Eric Bell is not just shaping the future of sports; he is molding the future leaders of tomorrow.

Cam Gregory

"I would recommend it to other athletes because we all go through the same struggles in one way or another and it’s good to have different minds/ opinions/ voices on the same issues."


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