Mustard Seed Opportunities

"Dreams usually start out as mustard seed opportunities." -Mark Batterson I love this quote from Mark Batterson and recently used it in a team talk. In our discussion we emphasized the importance of recognizing opportunity and acting accordingly. The context of the mustard seed comes from Matthew 13:32: "It is the smallest of all seeds, … Continue reading Mustard Seed Opportunities

Fight The Good Fight “Form Your Spear”

  Regardless of what the movies say, over time the spear was the weapon of choice over the sword.  “from Judah, carrying shield and spear—6,800 armed for battle; From the tribe of Judah, there were 6,800 warriors armed with shields and spears.” -1 Chronicles 12:24. For a one on one fight, most warriors would choose the spear. … Continue reading Fight The Good Fight “Form Your Spear”

Create Your “Finish Line”

For a few weeks at the start of the pandemic, we instituted neighborhood PE on the street in front of my house. We had to purchase several boxes of sidewalk chalk to mark all the lines for activities and we even drew a 1st class basketball court. Those were some great afternoons filled with excitement … Continue reading Create Your “Finish Line”

Stack The Stones

I love doing small projects for my office, family, and friends. My rotary tool can help make some pretty cool keepsakes for people. Engraving in rock or stone always make a timeless item. The word rock or stone is often used in the Bible as well. Actually, according to the King James Version, the work … Continue reading Stack The Stones

Interstate to Success

  "Dad, are we there yet??" If you are a parent, then you know what this question means. You can imagine the long trip and how many times the kids will ask this question. In your mind, you can ride all day without stopping, but you know there will be many stops along the way. … Continue reading Interstate to Success

Running Downhill Against The Wind

My normal running track is from my house to an elementary school that is 1.6 miles away. A 5K race is 3.2 miles, so down and back gives me a natural running course. I usually run this track once or twice a week ,but lately with the COVID-19 shutdown, it has been every other day. … Continue reading Running Downhill Against The Wind

We Got This

This Lesson Is Written By Coach Milt Travis: Football was a sport that I had always liked but was too big to play in the local Pop Warner League. The option was to play on the junior high seventh and eighth grade team as a sixth grader. I had the size but I was scared and shy. … Continue reading We Got This

The Great Teammate

This Lesson Is Written By Coach Milt Travis: Much is written about being a teammate and much more about being a great leader. The best in both are servant minded. Years ago I met a young man in my basketball program who became a great teammate, a leader, and a soldier. Dewey didn’t have much, … Continue reading The Great Teammate

Pray, Play, & Enjoy The Present

We just finished signing day a few weeks ago. This day always reminds me of an important lesson and reminder. Every year, my hope is that players have maximized their experience in our program and gained values through football. Some will go play college football, just be a student, join the military, or go into … Continue reading Pray, Play, & Enjoy The Present

Whole Player Development: Program Overview

  "Whole Player Development" starts with an intentional plan within your organization. We must understand our Mission, Goal, People, and Program Areas to fully maximize development and experience. Please check out the video as we walk you through an overview of the program structure. This process is broken down into 3 main areas... Purpose, People, … Continue reading Whole Player Development: Program Overview