In January 2021, Trinity Rodman, who is just 19 years-old, made history by becoming the youngest-ever female player to ever be drafted into the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Rodman, who is the daughter of NBA legend Dennis Rodman, continued to make history by signing a record-breaking $1.1 million contract with the Washington Spirit team, cementing her as the highest paid player in NWSL history. After a stellar season, she was even named Rookie of the Year.
While Rodman has already accomplished so much on the field, she wants to flex another muscle outside of soccer: storytelling. In partnership with Adidas, she is debuting her first children’s book Wake Up and Kick It with Trinity Rodman. Unlike other children’s books scripted to put kids to bed, this story is meant to inspire young readers to be resilient while chasing their passions. The illustrated book will bring to life how she kicked away doubts, fears and circumstances that got in her way to achieve her dreams. Rodman hopes it will inspire kids to see the endless possibilities in each and every day.
As a self-described “beast” on the field, impossible really is nothing for Rodman. “Paving my own, unique path has never been easy, but I have always had an unmatchable work ethic, been able to ignore outside noise and wake up and tackle each day as it comes,” said the soccer star. “I’m excited for this book to inspire the next generation to go out and achieve their goals and dreams, proving that nothing is out of reach if you are willing to work for it.”
As part of Women's History Month, from March 25-31, Adidas retail stores will offer adiClub members a free copy of her book Wake Up and Kick It .