Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Street Stops Here: "A Must See DVD"

I watched the movie “The Street Stops Here” and I must say it was one of the most influential films I ever watched. This is a must see movie for coaches, parents and players. It’s the best $19.99 I spent in a long time. Proceeds from this movie go to helping St. Anthony Education fund.

The Street Stops Here demonstrates the impact the legendary coach has on his players’ lives. Unfortunately for many of his student-atheltes basketball is the only thing keeping them away from falling victims to the streets and their life-destroying habits. Hurley (right) takes it upon himself to do everything in his power to get his players out of their rough neighborhoods and into college. He admits of probably being the toughest person his players know but it is through tough-love and discipline the only way coach knows how get his message across. “My job is to get them into college and not into the NBA,” says Hurley. It is very evident that Hurley’s motive doesn’t have anything to do with money. The retired probation officer has a salary of $6,500 as head coach and has made it very clear of having no intentions whatsoever of taking any sort of position at the collegiate level as he has turned down many offers throughout the years. “This is where the kids need me at,” says the coach.

The motion picture doesn’t just display Hurley’s side of the court. This film chronicles the lives of some of the St. Anthony players as they attempt to cope with poverty, violence, drugs and the many other distractions surrounding them. In particular, it hubs Rutgers’ Mike Rosario, Pittsburgh’s Travon Woodall, Southern California’s Jio Fontan, Kansas‘ Tyshawn Taylor and Villanova’s Dominic Cheek.

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