Football is back! I was reminded of how important that is in a text message from our headmaster discussing the impact football can have on those in our communities who need it the most:
“For some, football is their ticket, for others, it’s a highlight of high school, for some it’s just fun. For some, it could save their life.”
His text also serves as a reminder that for some of our players the two hours they spend
with us may be the best two hours of their day. Unfortunately, they may be the only positive two hours of their day. When they are with us they are part of a “brotherhood.” They are part of something bigger than themselves. They are surrounded by people who care about them and push them to be the very best versions of themselves. It is also a place where they may hear three words that they do not hear anywhere else in their lives, “I love you.”
We have 15 OTAs over the next five weeks followed by five days of minicamp. After all we have lost through the recent school closures, these team activities feel like a gift. 20 gifts. 20 opportunities to make positive impacts on lives, and maybe even save one.
Coach Rich Alercio is available to discuss coaching philosophy, X’s & O’s, or teach his O-Line “techniques in the trenches.” Contact Coach at firstname.lastname@example.org and share http://www.olineskills.com with your colleagues and friends. Thanks for supporting this blog and joining our conversations, and as always, thanks for your time!