Had a Conversation with an FLG Alum Parent today:
Here is the story:
Back in 7th grade this FLG Player decided to leave the program and follow his friends from his town to another travel lacrosse program. After 3 years and not enjoying his experience at the other program he returned in his Junior Year. After helping him with his recruiting process this player committed in Early July to attend and play lacrosse at a very high level academic school. There were still 2 more summer tournaments left in the summer when he committed to college. This player notified our FLG Directors that he would not be attending the last 2 tournaments of the summer due to work conflicts. Our Program Director spoke with him at length on the commitment that he had made to his team and that this was not the way FLG Student Athletes conduct themselves. Our Director made it clear that He had made a commitment to his team and he should be there on the sideline & field to play with his team.
What was the conversation with the Parent about?
Coach I am disappointed why you did not return my son’s phone call when he contacted you to tell you he committed to his College Choice.
Commitment & Selflessness
What does this mean?
I am committed to my team.
I am committed to attending practices & games.
I am committed to being there for my teammates.
Why can’t parents understand what this means?
Why are parents only thinking about their children?
When does selfish behavior become okay?
It is NOT Okay to be Selfish!
Giving more than you receive!
Why is our society okay with people thinking about themselves before others?
When I see an act of kindness it warms my heart!
I will always remember when Carly Driscoll walked over to a new player on her FLG Team and welcomed her to her team when that player was feeling alone. This is an act of kindness that should never go unnoticed.
If we want our world to be a better place for our children STOP thinking about you and think about helping others.
Selflessness-thinking of others before yourself-Welles Crowther. What more can one do than try and help others before worrying about themselves!
I hope we can all reach out and be there for a stranger-lets make this world a better place!
Ask FLG Lacrosse what I can do to help?
Community Service-Lets Help Others!