What is individual sacrifice as part of a team? It turns out that it is the thing that keeps us all together.

I was interested in this PJ Fleck interview because he is an up and coming young football coach and the interviews' "Row The Boat" title seemed to be something that I could use in my football program.

You can quickly watch this 5-minute interview where Coach Fleck talks about the energy needed to power a rowboat, the role of sacrifice, and the importance of direction.

Coach's "Row The Boat" mantra would be easy to use right away in our Gilpin Football Program, and it can bring some to the things that we already teach to our kids together in a helpful way.

I'm continually bringing forward the idea to my kids that we are going to face adversity during our games and in life. Using the word Sacrifice as a concept describing the building of a more significant boat...a boat that can include more people, that becomes stronger over time, to manage rough waters, is a concept that I would like to build on during my recruiting and program promotion.

We have to work together if we are going to be the best team that we can be.

Row that boat...together...with love for each other.

Classroom quote:
We may have all come on different ships, be we're in the same boat now.
-Martin Luther King Jr. 
Here is a related post about Decisions and picking the right path

Here is a P.J. Fleck Forbes Article about the 3 Lessons To Turn Your Team Around

Comment: What is sacrifice and what do you do each day that is a sacrifice towards a goal of yours?

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  1. I come to school instead of going skating to become the best ever.

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  2. A sacrifice is something you give up to become a better person. I stay up later doing my homework so I can understand school this sacrifices sleep.

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  3. Sacrifice is giving up something for a greater good, I sacrifice just staying at home doing nothing all day by coming to school to be educated.

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  4. A sacrifice Is giving up something you have for the greater good. I don't know what I am sacrificing and I don't know why.

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  5. Sacrifice is commiting action for the benefit of you or another person. Going to school is a sacrifice I make. I decide everyday that I want to be educated.

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  6. Sacrifice is giving up something, either close to you or something that you usually do. Sometimes i sacrifice relaxing and watching TV to catch up on my homework.

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  7. Sacrifice is giving up something for something else. School is a sacrifice because I give up learning for talking to my friends.

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  8. Sacrifice is when you risk something to get further. what i sacrafice is my phone so i can do my chores

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  9. Sacrifice is giving up something, that's close to you. I sacrifice playing games and all that for sports so that I can get better.

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  10. My spare time to practice sports

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  11. Sacrifice is giving something up, most commonly for the greater good. I sacrifice sleeping in the morning to get stronger as an athlete. I also sacrifice my free time after school to get better at basketball.

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  12. A sacrifice is something you give up to become better. I sacrifice sleep to go to school so I can go to college.

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  13. I would sacrifice my spare time to practice sports and get ready for them.

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  14. I sacrifice time to do homework to play sports

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  15. Sacrifice is giving up something you love for a greater cause. I sacrifice my time for other things like athletics, school, family, and various other things. Everyone sacrifices their time and if you're reading this you're sacrificing your own time.

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  16. A sacrifice is when i give up something like not being there if my family is sick.

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  17. Whenever I try to talk to someone new, I'm taking the chance of screwing up.

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  18. I sacrifice playing games to get good grades

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  19. A sacrafice to not finishing work is detention.

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  20. A sacrifice I will do is when i'm in school.

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  21. pay attention during classes.

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  22. A sacrifice is something you give up in return. I sacrifice time to get my homework done.

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  23. I give up time to spend it on homeowork.

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  24. A sacrifice is something you are willing to give up. I sacrifice time every day to better myself in various things like sports and school.

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