One of the most important things that an individual can have in their life is personal guidance.  While this website obviously focuses on the sport of football, consider the consequence of ignoring other areas of your life like your family, faith, fitness, education, and relationships. I believe that one of the most valuable experiences I have had in my life is being mentored by someone who modeled the kind of life I wanted to have.

Let me give you an example, picture yourself going on an African safari. Now, consider how important a tour guide would be. It would be a life or death choice to have a guide or not.  One way or the other, it would totally change the entire experience! A guide has traveled the terrain countless times and knows it like the back of their hand. A guide can get you out of dangerous situations and help you identify keys and clues to make your trip more enjoyable.  In life and football, a mentor can provide the same thing.

One of my visions for ‘My Football Mentor’ is to attract 500 mature young men at the High School, College and Professional levels who can be a mentor to a younger athlete.   Imagine how cool it would be for a 6th grade pee-wee football player to have a Varsity player take an interest in their life and football performance?  How about a talented High School athlete who could be linked up with a college player who has already gone through the recruiting process.  I realize that projects like this take time, effort, and commitment, but I also know that with the right people, anything is possible. And btw, if you, or anyone you know can support or help with our vision please contact us.

In the mean time, we’ll be busy at ‘my football mentor’ building something unique, fun and valuable for all the ‘football families’ across America.

Thanks for reading,
-Brad DeHaven

 

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