It is unfortunate that professional football players who misbehave get a lot of press and have labels of being “bad boys,” but thankfully, there are some pro football players that are positive role models for your kids. Beyond Tim Tebow and Payton Manning, of course.
Guys like Danny Clark from the New Orleans Saints. Tony Richardson from the New York Jets. Usama Young from the Cleveland Browns.
The list goes on. In fact, in the new book Insightful Player, author Chrissy Carew tells the story of 32 current and former NFL players who believed in themselves and relentlessly pursued their football dreams.
“Each Insightful Player team member is a person of inegrity, sharing the common goal of spreading their personal message of hope for the sole purpose of lifting the spirits of all, particularly children,” write Carew.”I’m proud to bring these great stories of truly inspiring individuals to the forefront. Each player’s story provides a lesson in perseverance, values, courage, and integrity.”
I encourage you to read this book with your athletes of all ages. If we are on a mission to raise kids with strong character, then we must be creative, going beyond the verbal reminders.
Let’s point to others, to role models who our kids admire. Let’s show them that you really can succeed when you work hard and when you exhibit good sportsmanship.
Let’s show them that good athletes can also be good people.
For more info about the Insightful Player movement, check out their website.
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