What Can We Learn from the Eagles? - by Randi
Super Bowl Sunday did not disappoint! It was a high-scoring game that saw the underdog Philadelphia Eagles take down the dominant dynasty that is the New England Patriots. While watching, I couldn’t help but think about the lessons Shibley campers can take away from the game.
- ‘Any Given Sunday’ is a real thing. No matter what the odds are or what a matchup might look like, you play the game with the mindset that the game can be won. Whether our campers are playing competitive team sports, an individual sport, or trying out for a role in a theatre production, they should look past the odds, prepare well and perform with 100% effort. These are the only ways to set yourself up for the best chance to achieve your ultimate goals. Even if you don’t win or meet your goals the first try you are better prepared for success the next time due to the hard work you put in this time.
- Continue to put one foot in front of the other, especially after an obstacle arises. Carson Wentz, the Eagles’ starting quarterback went down with a season-ending injury in week 14, after leading the Eagles to a record of 10-2 in the team’s first twelve games. Most analysts predicted this would be the end of a promising season for the Eagles. Nick Foles, the new starting quarterback along with his teammates continued to put one foot in front of the other. The whole team continued to work hard and execute, and ultimately proved the analysts wrong by continuing their streak of success right through the Super Bowl.
- Don’t forget to have fun! It was clear watching this Eagles team throughout the playoffs that they were enjoying the ride. It is always more fun when you are winning, but regardless whether things are going your way, you cannot forget to smile and have fun!
Here at Shibley Day Camp, our year round leadership team is preparing for Summer 2018 with the same determination, focus and excitement as any championship team would. Opening day is just 4 months away and I would love to hear from you! What will make this a championship summer for your child?