Thursday, February 4, 2010

Two Things YOU Can't Teach...

Heart & Height.

I know I've said this before, but it becomes clearly more evident when I see videos like this one...

The QB featured is 13, and this week he committed to the University of Southern California!!! What an unusual story...he has never taken a snap as a High School QB, yet he has spoken with USC's Head Coach and committed to play for USC. WOW, what an amazing testament to his Heart and his Family's values. This kid should be commended for looking far into his future and deciding on a goal. I have no doubt that he will succeed in his future endeavors.

Plain and simple, as cliche as it may seem. You cannot instill a drive that is unwavering in your clients, nor can you give them a magic pill that will make them 6'5". Please don't get offended, but if you do so be it. I train many differnet kids, and the biggest factor I see on the field is their will to compete and to never give up.

Size doesn't come into play to often in most Sports. Yes, read that again! Heart is most evident, on and off the field. The kids that usually kill it in the weight room, are the ones killin' it on the Field of play!

If you don't believe me check out this weekends Super Bowl. The guys that put in the most work are the ones that everyone is talking about. Check out this picture taken in the USC weight room last Spring.

There's a name on the bottom right corner you may not be able to read, but it says "REGGIE BUSH". This is the trophy that is bestowed upon the "Lifter of the Year" at USC. Check out the words etched on there, Discipline, Effort and Insatiable Desire. These are words that describe Heart, on and off the Field. Obviously he isn't the tallest guy on the field at any point in time, but he is a beast in the weight room and on the Field!

So, I will leave you with this... Get your mind set on a goal,to improve everyday, and great things will be in your future!


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