The GHS Football Mustangs are 3-0.  They have had an incredible turn around and the attitude on the team is very positive and contagious.   Coach Henigan and his team of coaches are doing a great job at teaching the disciplines that are needed to not just win football games but to win at life.  Coach talks to the boys all the time about the traps you can get into that will result in a loss.  One of the traps is feeling good about where you are and losing the intensity needed to compete at the highest level possible.

So how do you keep from falling in that trap?  Discipline.  Discipline is what helps one create habits that you live out whether you are on a mountain top or in the middle of a struggle.  Discipline is what keeps you learning and then continuing to apply what you learn, and then learning from the experience of the application. 

Yesterday I taught from the chapter on discipline in Jim Tressel’s book, The Winner’s Manual for the Game of Life.  This is some good life application stuff.

Paul “Bear” Bryant said, “A champion pays an extra price to be better than anyone else.”  

A Disciplined Player…

  • Knows the importance of being on time.
  • Has learned the value of regular hours and good training habits from working hard in practice.
  • Has learned the team comes before himself.  This strengthens his character as he is sometimes called upon to sacrifice for others.
  • Has learned to take orders; in taking orders, he learns how to give them.
  • Knows that discipline is the essence of every successful organization; as a member of the team, he understands the need for it.
  • Has learned that many of these things establish a degree of self-discipline.

 A Disciplined Football Team…

  • Doesn’t beat itself by mistakes.
  • Keeps penalties to a minimum.
  • Is always ready to play.- Intensity
  • Has the guts to come from behind.
  • Rises above adversity.
  • Never, Never quits

How is your discipline training going?