Women's Lacrosse Coaches Blog: The Road Less Traveled

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There's a good chance you've already seen this video ...

If not, you may be living under a rock. Ha-ha, just kidding. But seriously, if you haven't seen it already, it is well worth a couple minutes of your time.

Kid President seems to be everywhere. A very good friend of mine sent me his "Pep Talk" a couple weeks ago and since then it has seemingly gone viral. He's now popping up universally -- Twitter feeds, Facebook pages and even cracking the national news circuit. But what exactly is it about Mr. Kid President that has us all so enamored with his inspirational words of wisdom?

I have to admit, I love this kid's pep talk. Something about it connects with me and motivates me. Perhaps it's his innocent optimism or jubilant words of encouragement. It could be his cheerful outlook on life, or his obvious determination to make a difference. But whatever IT is, IT got me thinking, "What am I doing that is leading to AWESOME?!"

Building a program is a lot like taking the road less traveled -- for everyone involved -- from coaches, to players, to administration to support staff. We all chose to head down a path not many have set foot on before -- we chose left when most others went right. And yes, as Kid President so articulately put it, it will be difficult at times and there might be rocks and thorns and glass on our journey, but in the end it is all worth it because it's a road that will lead to AWESOMENESS.

And who doesn't want to be AWESOME?! Maybe that's why everyone is watching Kid President's Pep Talk. Because deep down we all want to be awesome; we don't want to be boring and we want to make a difference.

Team One and Michigan women's lacrosse has a dream and we are going to keep going, keep going, keep going and keep going until we reach that dream. And then when that happens, we'll go get a better dream that leads to even more awesomeness.

Ultimately though, in life, as Kid President said, we are all on the same team and we hope you will join us on our journey!

Go Blue!

Coach Valore

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