The 1 Degree of Difference

My team and I are honored to be working with both the Pop Warner Football Summer Camp and The Bulldog Basketball Camp. I want to thank Coach Dave Reichner and John Pecararo for trusting me and my team with their athletes and their sports conditioning.

Our goal in working with athletes is to take whatever sports they are playing and make them one degree or one percent better. What we ask in return is that they give that one degree more effort!

We do this by increasing speed, agility, flexibility, coordination and balance, and even mental attitude.  My friend and mentor Todd Durkin many years ago gave me a book called “212 Degrees.” I also know many of the coaches have shared this concept with their athletes as well.

What is 212 Degrees? Let me break it down for you. At 211 degrees, water is very hot. If you crank up the heat just a bit more, it reaches 212 degrees. At this temperature water begins to boil, and with boiling water comes steam. With steam you can power a multi-ton locomotive.

With this one degree you can move hundreds of people across country. With this one degree you can change lives. With this one degree the unthinkable can happen. With this one degree you can achieve your goals!

Are you prepared to give that one degree, 212 degree effort? Probably not, but discipline and perseverance force us to press on.

When you’re facing an insurmountable task like moving a locomotive, remember it only takes one degree to make a HUGE difference. When you’re faced with adversity, trying to achieve a goal, when you’re down in the fourth quarter—GIVE THAT ONE DEGREE MORE EFFORT! Do this and see what occurs. It will be worth it!

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