The “Word of the Week” for my team is: PURPOSE. I challenged them with a question today during our team’s “ceremony”: What is your purpose in playing football for this team?! I let them think about it for a minute and then responded with a variation on a great line from the football movie, Facing the Giants: “If you said ‘winning football games’ as your purpose then…. your vision of what you are playing for is too small!”
A coach I really respect once said “One good coach equals four or five good players.” This is absolutely true! Coaches who are highly motivated will create the desire and passion in young people to want to please that coach and reach their God-given physical and mental potential.