I have tried to keep all of this about the young men that are aspiring to be College Football players and even NFL ball players. In essence, I have learned a lot about who I am and where I have been throughout the process. This program is not simply data that was collected. After somehow surviving the worst "sitting duck" hit of my career against the New Mexico Stars, I decided to take the gloves off, so to speak.
A few weeks before, I hit the first ever 4 point drop kick in a game and the game before that, and was able to dominate as a Middle Linebacker. This program was built squarely from years and years of persistence and dedication to the game that I fell in love with at such an early age. This program was built upon looking into a young man's eyes and realizing he has exactly what it takes to succeed, but also that nobody else in his general locale realizes it. I have come to a conclusion that they have merely failed to recognize this young man, more so these days, because of the false reality that has been created by our world when it comes to sport. The unbridled glorification of athletes has led to more than 75% of them being flat broke within 3 years after retirement. Why are we not teaching them how to be smart businessmen and functioning cogs in the societal wheel? Which leads me back to many other false realities that have been created, like how tall or what weight a player needs to be at a certain position for recruiting purposes. I have proven that there are multiple scholarships still available after signing day just waiting to be claimed. If you are a great player that they did not know about, these offers will likely roll in, and have for our other athletes all the way up until August!
Once all of the pieces of my program started to come together, I realized I actually could accomplish my goal of getting every student athlete in my program a scholarship. I also realized this program could be extremely helpful for all athletes after football or other endeavors and possibly even save some of their respective professional lives. I cannot see a better way to live and give back to the game that gave us so much for so many years, than successfully furthering the future of our game and passing along our knowledge/life experiences to our valuable youth and future, athletic and otherwise.
"If not you, then who? If not now, then when?"
If you are lucky enough to find you purpose early on in life, than you are one step ahead of most people I have met. I am learning more and more each day that there are young men out there who are simply playing football to "GET OUT". This is where I must go back to the "Broke" statistics that is occurring on a large scale in sports today. So basically, you're going to get out and then circle back to the same place you started. That does not make logical sense and those thinking along those lines, will largely fall by the wayside. Utilizing football to get to College and obtain an education, while learning valuable life lessons and finding your purpose, would be the ultimate goal in today's world. I have learned it takes special individuals to make it in the world of sports and you must have passion for what you are doing. I have witnessed too many failures first hand in the football business that were mostly in the indoor game at first. Now I have studied the intricacies of College Football recruiting and all of these recruiting myths that have been created by people who are shamelessly capitalizing off of these young men's dreams. These people, I am now learning, are actually across the board despised by 75 percent of College Football Coaches. I have also learned that providing something more effective for both sides of the aisle (Coaches AND Players) is the only way to truly combat the hypocrisy that persists in my beloved game. My program is not a scouting service of any kind, we intend to keep our reputation pristine, by giving every player on our team the mental/technique/training edge needed to earn every penny of their respective scholarship and then some! Our Regional Mini Camps are up and running and we have spring-boarded these hybrid intellectual combine/camps to further build on our current elite athlete's recruitment and effectively and successfully assist in making him a instant contributor at whichever institution the student-athlete ultimately attends.
A Real ProFessional
A real Pro has a vast knowledge of how he accomplished what he did, in my opinion. If you can portray to someone else and get them to replicate what you did, you have serious skills. The only time I lose my mind is when I don't know the "why", so I dig until I find what I am looking for and end up knowing the "why." You can find most of what you need to know these days if you search hard enough. Some people you have to analyze because they won't verbally give away their secrets, those people are scared of losing. Then you have those who can't lose and the reasons tend to be vast. We all have our strengths in athletics, but making our weaknesses our strengths, builds complete ball players that rarely can be stopped. Most do not know the "whys or the hows" at a early age, yet some clearly have the advanced coaching/knowledge and are light years ahead. In a game/world that is ever evolving, if we are to not get left behind, we must constantly be studying all of the fine details to not get passed up. Taking my athletic drive into the business world also helped me create this amazing program that produced amazing results its first year. Developing a daily routine that would work around my workout schedule was very easy and I have been able to get loads of work done. If you're an athlete/sports guru, looking to get into the business side of sports, feel free to contact me for a newly formed program that allows you to train your way to being a Regional Scout and setting up your own scouting team.
A Shot at All LEvels