I looked out of my 4th floor window to see the sun rising behind the downtown Atlanta skyline. My heart was beating and the feeling in my stomach wasn’t just the early morning hunger and lack of coffee, but on this particular morning I was embarking on the biggest journey yet as a cheer coach. With a hot cup of coffee, sausage egg and cheese croissant digesting, I entered into the World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta for Cheersport Nationals. Greeted by smell of fresh aerosol hairspray and nearly blinded by the iridescence of rhinestone uniforms I walked into what will become one of the most important events in my history as a coach. Continue reading
I’m sure you’ve heard the old proverb: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” If so, then you know the meaning behind it too.
Working hard all of the time and not enjoying life (playing) makes you dull and boring.
I can remember my time at seminary where there was a large majority of people who (maybe myself included at times) took themselves waaaaaay too seriously. To me, these people were hard to hang around, talk with, and honestly even share the same space. The thing is, when people are put into possessions of leadership, a sense of responsibility and seriousness tends to come with the territory. Continue reading
There are two questions that I have been struggling with since I started coaching with the goal of sharing Christ with my athletes. 1) Can I still show Christ by placing emphasis on winning? 2) If so, how much emphasis should be placed on winning? Continue reading
CrossFit week three has been quite an interesting week, but man did it end with a bang! I wish that I had the space on the blog to write all that I learned but the reality is the few of you who read this would probably reduce by much more if I keep writing too long of blogs. Anyway, this week ended with my cousin and I volunteering at a local CrossFit competition that was co-hosted by the gym I am a part of; Finish Strong CrossFit in Slidell, LA. Continue reading