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© August, 2004
Playerís Letter Sheds Light On Why You Coach - Playing Football Has A Deeper Mea

by Andrew Cook
Former Football Player, West Brook High School, Beaumont, Texas

EDITORíS NOTE: The following is an open letter from a graduating high school football player. The letter details what the playerís four years of football taught him and how inspirational his coaches were in his life. Feel free to photocopy this article and pass it around to members of your staff. If you ever need a reminder as to why you chose to be a coach, youíll want to see the impact that the game has had on this young man.

FOUR YEARS AGO when I talked to my head coach, Al Rabb, about playing football, I never realized that the lessons I would learn on the field would mold me into the person that I am today. Football has developed my character, integrity and work ethic.

Coach Rabb taught me that commitment isnít just a promise to your teammates ó that youíre going to give
110-percent every time you put on that jersey ó but itís a commitment to yourself and a proof of real-world dedica ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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