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A book by father-son team,
Brian and Jeff Becker

Raising a boy to become a man is not something left to chance.

Tender Lions is for anyone looking to strengthen their father-son relationship. Written by a father and son team, this book is a raw, unfiltered look at what it’s like when the love and trust that was once there is destroyed—but that’s not where the story ends.

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About Brian & Jeff Becker

Brian Becker consults with companies and nonprofits to improve their overall culture, quality and performance and also provides leadership coaching to executives and aspiring leaders. 

Jeff Becker is the co-founder and director of Powerhouse Hoops basketball academy in Phoenix. Their mission is to develop character in young men through basketball. 


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It’s Your Son’s Journey…Not Yours!

Alan Stein is one of the most well-known sports performance trainers in the world. In the January 2016 issue of Pure Sweat Basketball Stein writes: “Rule #1 and debatably the most common theme I see with parent/youth-athlete relationship is parents, you must embrace the fact that this is your child’s journey – not yours. Do […]

Six Strategies To “Play the Long Game” and Win by Jeff Becker

I’m the Co-founder and Program Director of Powerhouse Hoops, a nonprofit basketball academy in Phoenix. One of our local basketball clubs has stated repeatedly that they “want to beat and be better than Powerhouse Hoops.” They are obsessed with statistics, trophies, and counting wins and losses. I call their frame of reference the “short game […]

“People get fed up dealing with parents and that is what happened with my dad.”

Ten years ago, Marquise Walker was a “YouTube Wonder.” He made videos with LeBron James and Derrick Rose, to name a few. Marquise was extremely talented, articulate and adorable. And…Marquise was only eight-years old. His father paraded, positioned and pushed Marquise like a hot commodity to be sold. The dad carefully groomed him through relentless […]

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