The Blessed Man

The Blessed Man

  I grew up playing sports. But it might surprise you to know that when I was a kid, I sat on the bench in basketball. In 7th and 8th grade I didn’t play. In fact, that might be an understatement. I was so bad that when the coach was giving out uniforms, my cousin…

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“The Will Must Be Stronger Than The Skill”

“The Will Must Be Stronger Than The Skill”

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” Muhammad Ali Is being ‘good enough’…

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Student-Athlete or Athlete-Student?

Student-Athlete or Athlete-Student?

Keep the Student in front of Athlete I’ve been thinking about the question of Student-Athlete for years now. It seems over those years the drive and focus around getting athletic scholarships has changed dramatically. It’s been on my mind for a long time and I’ve got to ask,   Parents, what are your priorities? And…

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Sports Picnic for Hope

Sports Picnic for Hope

There is a lot of talk about injustice right now. And so much violence across our country. People are angry and frustrated and so many young people have given up. It’s got to change. Nobody said it better than Gandhi, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” And there it is… For…

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