From the breakout star of Netflix's Cheer, a motivational and inspiring guide to becoming a champion in all areas of life.
In Full Out, Coach Monica Aldama shares how she built one of the most successful and beloved cheerleading programs in America. Her uncompromising brand of discipline and consistency goes far beyond the mat - showing how the principles of building a winning team apply to personal goals, the corporate world, parenting and all aspects of life.
There's a lot of talk these days about short cuts and life hacks, but what really counts is commitment and integrity, helping your friends, and improving with your teammates. Coach Monica shares deeply personal stories of triumph and tragedy from divorce and remarriage to her husband, her challenges as a young mother working more than full time, and her strenuous weeks on Dancing with the Stars. She shares surprising behind-the-scenes moments from the Cheer docuseries, and insights gleaned from more than two decades of pushing students to succeed. A true force and inspiration who has captured hearts around the world, Coach Monica will show you how to take command of your talent, make the most of your potential, and find your drive to win.
Inspirational, but tough as nails, Monica Aldama is a coach you don't want to mess about with or disappoint - Ben Church, CNN
Moulding, training, scolding, mothering and policing them all is their astonishing coach, Monica Aldama. She is loved, feared and respected by every student, as well she should be, and she smiles only when there is something to smile about. My days of even dreaming of being an elite athlete may be long behind me, but the goal of becoming even 1% of what Aldama is will never leave me. She is the first and last word in fairness, discipline and tenacity, and she knows each one of "my kids" to their very bones. For the first time in most of their lives, they have someone who demands the best of them and who will give the best of herself right back - Lucy Mangan, Guardian
Monica Aldama is the Bill Belichick of cheerleading, if Bill Belichick had perfect square French Tips - Anna Silman, The Cut
Get excited Cheer fans! Coach Monica gives us everything we want and more in Full Out: not only do we get all the behind-the-scenes stories about the Navarro College cheer empire, but Monica breaks down her secret sauce for coaching students to absolute excellence for over two decades. Her mix of tenacity and consistency has something to teach all of us building anything meaningful including our families, our careers, and our communities. You'll love every single word - Jen Hatmaker, New York Times bestselling author of Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire and Of Mess and Moxie, and host of the For the Love Podcast