Friday, April 23, 2010

Who Really Wants To Be #1

In the NFL and I'm pretty sure in every other professional sport's organization, every player, coach, and franchise wants to be #1. I'm sure throughout each individual's life they have dreamed of one day hosting up that championship trophy, plaque, and/or medal and while raising 1 finger in the air, they shouted "I'm number 1!"
But what does it take to get to that point; how does a player, coach, or organization go from dreaming about being number 1 to actually accomplishing that goal? What it takes is a lot of preparation, hard work, commitment, dedication, and sacrifice...and a little bit of luck! Drew Brees and the entire New Orleans' Saints organization would not have been crowned Super Bowl Champs this year if they did embody those qualities listed above.

As the Head Coach of the Cabrini Connections' organization, my hope is that every member of the team wants to be #1 as well, but just like in the NFL and any other league, career, or profession the individuals all have to buy into the concept and strive to be #1. And "buying in" for our organization is being present and on time for the weekly practices, being prepared to work hard from the beginning to the end of the practice, communicating effectively, striving to get "one day better" everyday, taking advantage of each and every opportunity, and spending time outside of the team practices to ways to improve individually.

Each and every day my Offense and Defensive Coordinator (Coach Troast) and I are evaluating the players and coaches on the Cabrini Connections' team and analyzing what they are doing on and off the field in our pursuit to be #1. And we will continue to work towards that goal. Next week during our Wednesday and Thursday practices we will be discussing this goal being a #1 organization and all that it takes to reach that goal. And for the remainder of the season and over the summer months we will continue to communicate the work ethic, attitude, and dedication needed by all on the team before the 2010-2011 season begins.

1 comment:

Tutor Mentor Connections said...

It's good you wrote this at this time. The NFL Draft is going on. Each year teams select college players who they hope will make their team a winner in future years.

Each spring for 35 years I've been holding my own "draft" at Cabrini connections, reaching out to veteran volunteers, friends, and donors, looking for new "players" who will take meaningful roles on the Cabrini Connections team.

Visit the volunteer opportunities section on the web site and you'll see many roles that we need to fill with outstanding players. If you can take one of those roles, or if you can "draft someone else" please contact El Da'Sheon.

It's these new players taking bigger roles on the team that give us hope each spring that we can do more in the following year we will be able to do more to help kids and volunteers at Cabrini Connections help each other.