Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Every Day, Every Play

"Ready, Set, GO!" and off go the eight kids dashing down the field as quickly as possible. I gaze at them as my son is in the middle of the pack after the first third of the dash, then makes his move to the front. As they cross the white line my son inches forward and crosses first. I am about forty yards away with a black fence between me and the turf and let out a small "Yes." This is day three of football practice. Practice runs every day from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM through the month of August, and after being in camp all day, it is tiring to spend the evening running drills. I notice a determination in my son's attitude this year, a determination to give it his all and hustle every day, on every play. He put in serious time into schoolwork this past year and his grades proved it, now he understands how the hard work gets him to the place he wants to be, crossing the line in the lead...


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