Joanna and Keria on “The Today Show,” which is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC.
Representing – 2C2W
WHAT YOU MEASURE YOU IMPROVE. We measure everything. We measure fly 10-meter sprints. We time 40-yard dashes. We time 30-meter block starts. Our focus is on explosion, acceleration, and max speed. We time lactate workouts. All data is recorded, ranked, and published. Graphs are used to show improvement. And that’s just practice. Track meets pit the best against the best. When you run a 10.65 100-meter dash, every coach in America knows you are legit fast. The whole world knows you have the athleticism to play at Florida State, Alabama, Auburn, etc. You are what you do. If you sprint, you become a sprinter. It’s your choice.
There is no way to tell how long it will take to reach your goals, or if, in fact, you ever will. The world of sport offers no guarantees. Athletes just have to be prepared to give their best effort, and accept the result.
Welcome to the athletic “family” at 2C2W. We would like to communicate to you the following information regarding our program. We believe that communication between 2C2W -parent-athlete is very important to the overall success of an athletic program.
As a parent, be involved in a positive way. Attend your child’s competition as often as you can. Cheer for all the athletes on the team. Help with fund raising. Assist with logistics. If you are not sure how to help, ask the coach. There is probably a hundred ways to be a good team member and a good parent at the same time. When the larger definition of team is working well, the experience can be wonderful for everyone involved.
People who see our program in action will want to be a part of it. This kind of teamwork perpetuates itself. Once it gets momentum, it can be quite a force. It just takes parents who care.
Parents and coaches are important role models for the athletes. They both provide necessary guidance to young adults in their development and their understanding of the world in which they will live and work as adults. When parents and coaches understand and respect each other, they can work together to benefit all.
You have a right as a parent to understand the commitment, expectations and responsibilities that accompany participation in the 2C2W athletic program. Clear communication between parents and coaches facilitates this understanding.
The risk I am talking about is economically, psychological and physiological. Risk is essential for success for success. If you don’t take risk you will not achieve. That said. Very few high school athletes go on to become college athletes, and even fewer become professional. The odds against becoming a elite is tremendous.
So why take the risk. Athletes do not see their action as risky, one they have the confidence in their ability. Even when such confidence is unwarranted. Risk taking is not a skill but a lifestyle choice.