The Overcomer movie Synopsis:
Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison (Kendrick) after he loses his basketball team and is challenged by the school’s principal, Olivia (Shirer), to coach a new sport he doesn’t know or like. As John questions his own worth, he dares to help the least likely runner take on the biggest race of the year. Filled with a powerful mix of faith, humor and heart, this inspirational story will have you on the edge of your seat. Overcomer got a 98% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes!
- Digital November 26
- Blu-Ray™ and DVD December 17
My Take (and my 11 year old son’s take):
Track for us is a recommended sport and not a participation sport. Anthony has played soccer for years and every coach comments on his speed. He sprints hard, but is not the best long distance runner. I see it too. This son of mine has a fast, long stride and he just does not see it or really understand track as a multi-sport rather than “just running”.
He actually learned about the actual sport a bit as well as understanding spirit of a sport and finding a place for talents and at age 11 in middle school that is most valuable in sports. You can teach skill, but can’t teach heart!