I was blessed to welcome a new team into the SportsLeader family last weekend in Chicago, IL. The Elk Grove Grenadiers HS football team. And we had a ton of fun doing it!


Head football coach, Larry Calhoun, is a tremendously dedicated and loving coach - he tells his players straight up that he loves them and his players respond. Inspiring is an understatement.

We had a coach training and a virtue camp with the team. During the camp we blended fun, discussions, goal setting, coach testimonials, team building challenges ...


One of the more moving moments was when we divided the team into groups of about 8 players and had them each talk about: Parents, Siblings, Something you're struggling with and Something you are happy about ...

The level of suffering that so many of these young men are dealing with was overwhelming and yet as they opened up a bit and spoke about these things with their teammates and coaches they grew closer, they grew in their appreciation for one another, they did not feel so alone.

They came away with a solid vision for their team, for their season: BROTHERHOOD.

Virtue = Strength, Lou Judd