Full Out: Lessons in Life and Leadership from America’s Favorite Coach

Gallery. Jan. 2022. 256p. ISBN 9781982165918. $28. SELF-HELP
Aldama, star of Netflix’s Cheer, has built one of the most successful cheerleading programs in the country and believes that the qualities one learns in cheering can also ensure accomplishment in life. The term “full out” means approaching life with courage and commitment, pushing through exhaustion and insecurity in the interest of doing what’s best for all. Aldama discusses this and more as she provides a detailed account of cheer training and then gleans the lessons inherent to the craft—being accountable, supporting others, and vaulting out of one’s comfort zone.
VERDICT Young adults will connect with the “coach” instructions and helpful guidelines for planning their lives. Other readers will gain respect for the world of cheering.
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