I recently experienced God's blessing in the form of a job offer. A job offer that I accepted. I am extremely excited to announce that I am going to be the newest performance coach at Godspeed, a sports performance and fitness company located in Hoover, Alabama.
My role will be to assist the STAQ programs as well as help create, design, and implement new programs. We are already beginning the planning stages of an NFL combine training program and an advanced baseball specific training program. Coaching at Godspeed will give me the ability to work alongside a group of knowledgeable and passionate coaches while overseeing hundreds of high-level athletes.
The biggest reason why I made the decision to accept the job at Godspeed was because they are a faith based company. Their owners, Lance and Blake, are determined to use the platform they have as coaches to share the Gospel and love of Christ. Their mission is to help their clients reach their goals by focusing on their Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind. Luke 10:27 states "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all our mind." At Godspeed I will be able to help our clients know Christ, disciple other followers of Jesus, and become better athletes in the process. This is what pumps me up more than anything!!
Truthfully, all this excitement is bittersweet. I will be leaving Kansas City, the city I was born and raised in. The city that my family and friends are in. The city that has the best baseball team and BBQ in the country (facts).
Plus, I just straight up hate goodbyes.
I will be leaving athletes that I love. They say the success of a coach is measured by his athletes. Well I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with so many amazing athletes. I would name them all but there are just too many. I have had athletes win state championships. I have had athletes commit to play in college. I have had athletes increase their squat and vertical jump and flexibility. I have had athletes reach various levels of success physically but the most rewarding is how my athletes have bought in to me as a coach.
The athletes that I was fortunate enough to work with at KCSS bought in to the idea that if they focus on what they want to accomplish, believe that they can accomplish it, and then relentlessly work then they will see success. It is my hope that my athletes can carry this with them throughout their athletic careers and throughout their life.
I'm anxious about this move, but more than anxiousness, or sadness, I have excitement. Excitement because I'm taking a huge step towards fulfilling God's calling to my life and trusting Him with everything.
I can't wait to embark on this adventurous life that God as in store for me in Alabama. I'll be sure to grab some Kleenex because I know God will continue to bless the snot out of me, just like He does time and time again.