Youth Speed School and athletics are about developing today’s youth for a better childhood, high school experience, and ultimately life in leadership. So many kids are lost in the system, expelled from school, and end up in bad situations, because of lack of family leadership, structure, along with other factors. However, athletics as a whole as the power to change their fate.
I know this personally, because of my story. Many people have come and gone in my life and most of my childhood was spent growing up without parents. Not because they were physically gone, but because they were busy working and supporting the family. My dad was gone due to a divorce and mom was hustling making things happen, so we were able to eat. I am very grateful for my mom’s hustle, but because those were the cards dealt, I spent many hours alone or with negative influences.
As a young kid, I had no one. My brother was still in New York, where we were born. Mom was working and Dad was in NY. When you experience divorce and having to move before you even know what a “relationship” is, it can screw you up. It sure did me. There was no structure, no help, no hope, no anything. That was all I knew.
Soccer and baseball became my outlets to meet friends, stay social, and get involved in the community. They helped in the sort term because they were something to do. As I grew those sports were left behind. Wrestling came into my life in high school. That was a very interesting time of my life where many emotions came about. Thoughts of self worth, suicide, pain, anger, death of friends, and many more were constantly at the front of my mind. Along with that, my own physical injuries that came about from wrestling became a constant annoyance. It was at that time that my wrestling coach saw my pain and stepped in. Had he not I could be dead now.
The reason I share this simple message of hope is, because athletics changes lives. Not specifically Youth Speed School, but athletics. If you or your kids enroll in an athletics program, have the correct environment, and coaching the following can happen:
-Clothes fitting better
-Muscle strength, size, endurance significant improvement
-Confidence blasted through the roof
-Life as a leader and person of action
-So much more!
I encourage you to become better through athletics. If you are struggling in life, in biz, in your job, in your relationships, or in your health athletics can change it all. YOU have to be willing to put in the work!
Stay healthy, happy, and strong! 😉