As a young boy, I would often dream about being a professional athlete! WOW! Let me tell you, I lived sports as a kid: soccer, hockey, basketball, tennis, if fact, any sport that was on TV or saw my brothers playing, I wanted to play it and become the best at it. As I entered Junior High I knew my parents would allow me to play organized sports and I had already been falling in love with basketball but once the season started, there was no looking back for me. I knew I was going to use sports to help get me to university and help “pay” my way through with athletic scholarships.
Athletics is still an instrumental part in my life but now my focus has shifted from being a player and student, to a coach and teacher. I have outlined the important elements of athletics as a teacher.