There are few, if any, football fans who are not familiar with JJ Watt – the greatest defensive player in football today who plays for the Houston Texans. We just learned about a YouTube entry, taped by a parent at a local practice (which explains the quality). It’s worth listening to because in only two minutes he tells the kids in his neighborhood: 1. Have fun, 2. Work hard – that’s what it takes, 3. Listen to your parents, teachers, etc., 3. Take the right road, not the wrong road, 4. Work hard, and 5. Dream. It’s hard to say more in two minutes!
If you can, play this video on your laptop for your team: http://youtu.be/3nFpDNEKDNY
How is this like the Code? There are many correct answers to that question, but JJ spent more time talking about effort than anything else. Why? Probably because what has made him the greatest player in the NFL is not talent, but effort. Ask the members of your team: what are your goals as a player and as a person? You may not be able to be an all-Pro player, but there is nothing stopping you from being an All –Pro person.