I’d like for you to ask your
collegiate athlete an important question: “Will you return from
summer break better than you were when you left in early May? ………or will you be
A lot of you know that I played
football for Coach Beamer at Murray State. I’ll never forget this
question because he posed it to our team just before practice on many
hot afternoons in Murray Kentucky.
You see, in sports and in life,
you never stay the same. “You’re either getting better or getting
worse!” That’s a quote directly from the Book of Frank.
Please convey this message from me
directly to your athlete:
I’d like to challenge you
today. Commit to getting better this summer!! It’s easy to say,
“Well, I’ve worked hard all year. This is a time for me to eat crappy
food, go to the beach, drink beer, hang out with my friends and
have some fun.” It’s easy to convince ourselves that that we
deserve time off. A couple of weeks is ok. But, not 3 months! We forget how
little time it actually takes to get better.
Would you be willing
to sacrifice 270 minutes of the 10,080 minutes that are in the week.
That’s right, three 90 minute training sessions per week and you’ll still have
plenty of time for work and fun. Don’t think for a minute that joining a gym on
a summer student rate will get you better. Watching TV in between sets of bench
press won’t get you to your goals. Athletes need a structured and competitive
environment. Training sessions that include soft tissue work, core
strengthening, speed development, change of direction,
power development and strength and conditioning. We work hard
and we have fun!!!
Our collegiate summer athlete
group consists of both male and female athletes, in the sports of lacrosse,
football, soccer, track and field, baseball, volleyball and hockey. It’s
competitive, fun and starts next Monday, May 20th!