The internal conflict in this book is one with in the head of Mick Johnson who has trouble believing in himself. He wants to be a great football player but he thinks hes not good enough by himself. He has to find ways to make him stand out so he turns to steroids for help to make him stronger faster and mentally tougher. This is hard to keep secret as his friends always wonder why he acts a little odd sometimes and why he is in the weight room constantly but if he is to become great he has to be stronger and fast that means less time with friends and more time working. he isnt going to stop the steroids as he thinks there needed but i think that all you need is a helping hand once and awhile and you will be fine.