Pittsburgh, PA, had a significant snowfall this past week. When Bethel Park Head Football Coach Brian DeLallo saw the forecast, he tweeted this to his players:
"Due to expected severe weather, Monday’s weightlifting workout has been cancelled. Find an elderly or disabled neighbor and shovel their driveway. Don’t accept any money – that’s our Monday workout."
What an impressive lesson to teach his players! Coach Delallo instilled a sense of giving back to the community in these young men. He prompted team spirit and camaraderie, and he gave the entire team a chance to reflect upon the difference kindness can make in their neighborhoods - an beyond. With this shared experience, team bonding was strengthened, and players felt the value of helping others.
I love this story. I was a coach for 33 years, and I know first-hand the value of a team lesson. I applaud Coach Delallo for his insight and his great idea. Bethel pPark High School should be proud of their football team.
This story even made the national news - here is a link to the TODAY SHOW: https://www.today.com/parents/parents/high-school-coach-cancels-workout-tells-players-shovel-snow-rcna13079
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