Competitive Greatness

 What is competitive greatness?

It's being at your best when your best is needed. It's enjoying the challenge when things become difficult, even very difficult. Competitors love that challenge. It brings forth their competitive greatness.

Why do teams lose competitive greatness?   Complacency.  They get caught up in "being champions" that they fail to focus on doing the things that it takes to 'become' champions.  Those players that truly had competitive greatness have graduated.  Those remaining players weren't paying close attention or just weren't interested in being great.  (having too much fun being a champion)

How do you get competitive greatness?  The 3 "I's" of competitive greatness.

Intelligence.  The ability to make sound decisions all the time and to play smart football.

Immediacy.  The sense of urgency in accomplishing a task.  The belief that now is the time to act.

Intensity.  The emotion and passion that an individual brings to his task.  A burning desire to be the best that you are capable of being at all times. (Wooden)