Fundamentals Matter

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jan 5, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

“I never made it to the NFL…”

In Professor Randy Pausch’s book, The Last Lecture, (a book I highly recommend), he speaks of achieving childhood dreams. One of his (being a player in the NFL) wasn’t realized, but he learned from his mentor and coach a life lesson.

At nine years old, Professor Pausch loved tackle football and his father had him join a league with a “really old-school” football coach. The coach, an imposing 6-foot-four former linebacker at Penn State, taught the kids on his league a valuable lesson. On their first day of practice, the kids noticed there weren’t any footballs on the field. The coach told the team they didn’t need any footballs, here’s why…