The Chiefs, Your Facilities and The Code

The Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl but came in 31st out of 32 teams in the players’ assessment of the teams’ total environment (for details go to  The purpose of the survey is a positive one: “to highlight positive clubs, identify areas that could use improvement, and highlight best practices and standards.”  How would your locker room, playing facilities, and general support rank? We realize that all athletic departments are limited by budgets, and choices are tough.  Nevertheless, there are many small improvements that can be made – players can paint, clean-up, and have fund-raisers for many needed improvements.  The Code says, “I will be a positive influence…” and that is the challenge.  How can you be a positive influence in ways that will help build team spirit, improve facilities, and create a more positive environment?

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