The Revolution Now - The Blog Two Years Later
Today marks the second anniversary of this blog. Two years ago when I started this journey I had no idea where this was going to go. I was at the low point of my professional life. I was looking for something that would get me back on track and would help to reignite my passion for teaching and coaching. I know that I had to define and in many ways redefine myself and my personal mission. I could let my very toxic experiences with the NY Mets and the Nike Oregon project either defeat me or give me a renewed sense of purpose and direction. Working on the blog brought me back to a focus and a purpose of what I wanted to do moving forward with my life and my career. Just the process of selecting the name of the blog really helped to redefine what my mission had been and what it would be going forward. My mission had always been to build and rebuilt the complete athlete, but I realized to continue to that I had to get back on the functional path. I also realized that the filed that I worked had very little direction and definition so I set out on this journey to define the field of Athletic Development. We are making progress and the blog has contributed. Your frank and candid comments have really helped to move this process forward. No one person can and should define this field. It must be a collective effort. In the next years going forward with this blog and with other projects that will be my sole focus. Literally everything I do will be dedicated to that purpose. I hope you will join me and contribute to raising the standard of professionalism, refine the body of knowledge and raise the level of expectation of all those involved.
This is not an ego trip, rather it is my passion and my life. The knowledge and relationships that I have made through coaching are priceless. I want to be able to give back and share successes and failures. The whole field is at a crossroads now. We can get on board and chose to define the field and coach and teach or we can whore out and become glorified personal trainers chasing the almighty dollar wherever it will take us. Defining the field will create jobs and income opportunities that are professional and up lifting. I recognize that all the idealism in the world will not put bread on the table, but to make money we must never compromise our ideals or there will be very little satisfaction or substance to what we do
I want to thank all of you loyal readers. Tell other about the blog. Let’s start a revolution to define this field. In the next few weeks I will have some exciting announcement of what I will be doing going forward and where I will be on my journey along the functional path, I hope you will join me. Remember the pursuit of excellence has its own rewards.