Last Tottenism, we talked about the term “You Can’t Make Chicken Salad Out of Chicken S_ _ _”. If you didn’t catch that one, go back and check it out in order to make more sense of this one. Basically, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, right? If you get an athlete that doesn’t look like much to work with, give it a chance. You never know what kind of diamond in the rough you may have landed. Give them a chance to grow and learn and be coached. See what kind of work ethic they have. See how they get along with their teammates. See if they have leadership qualities. I usually don’t talk to much about myself personally in my Tottenisms, but I was probably that same kid growing up that most coaches wouldn’t have had the time of day for. Back in 8th grade, I weighed 83 pounds and was so weak, I couldn’t pee a hole in the snow! (feel free to use that one liner sometime!!) 😊 Fortunately, I had some great mentors growing up that helped me in so many ways develop to my genetic potential. I have so many stories of the things I did growing up to continue to grow, learn and develop and those very insightful teachers and coaches who helped guide me in the right direction. Will you be that type of teacher or coach to give the little guy or girl a chance? You never know how he or she might turn out!