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Fear and Faith by James Leath

Author Jon Gordon (@jongordon11) says this about fear and faith: Faith and fear have one thing in common: they both believe in a future that has not yet happened.

With FAITH, we have confidence in our ability and/or our preparation. Having faith in our future gives us energy and creates excitement for what is coming.

With FEAR, there is an absence of confidence, which is the result of a lack of preparation, or a belief that our preparation was not enough.

Choose faith. Choose to prepare yourself and believe in your training. It has been said many times and I believe it to be true, “Champions do not rise to the level of competition, instead they drop to their level of training.”

The Simple Playbook by James Leath

During warm ups, instead of running a lap or doing sprints, we see how fast we can run from the huddle to the line of scrimmage, run a play for 15 yards, then sprint back to the huddle. They are timed and they want to get faster. We have 8 plays so we do it 8 times. We celebrate shaving seconds off our time. Lining up fast during a game is intimidating to the other team, and parents love it.

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