Editor's Note: There are two points I want to make in this post. 1. Student-Athletes are some of the hardest working 18-23 year olds in the country and 2. just because we identify as athletes does not mean that we aren't skilled, driven, and multi-faceted.
1. The mission of Athletes LTD is to support athletes. This encompasses high school, collegiate, and professional level athletes because we are all vested in the sports world. Although our individual experiences may be different, the Athlete Condition remains constant. LSU's student-athletes have the privilege of studying at the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes. This top-of-the-line academic center is only getting better with the additional homework spaces and state-of-the-art equipment being provided to the students.
After LSU's student-athletes take advantage of the academic center and finish their school work, they go to their second job in the athletic facilities. In the case of LSU's football players, as highlighted in this vide, they get the opportunity to train at LSU's Football Operations Facility which may be the second-oldest in the SEC but the strength and conditioning staff is one of the premier groups in the country led by Coach Tommy Moffitt. Coach Moffitt is one of the most respected in the strength and conditioning business and has developed a culture of hard work and extra effort that is evident in the mantra he instills on his players, #EveryDayIsGameDay.
Coach Moffitt ensures that his student-athletes understand that perfection is the goal knowing that those lessons taught in the weight room will directly translate into increased accountability academically and most importantly post-athletically.
The video will show pictures Athletes LTD captured of the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes as well as clips of the intensity that LSU's student-athletes have in the weight room.
2. I'm a firm believer that student-athletes are among the brightest and most driven people because of the culture that they surround themselves in. Because of this trait, student-athletes don't shy away from adversity, they find ways to over come it. They don't beat beaten by a challenge, they rise to meet it.
I coach high school football at Palo Alto high school and found one of my linemen (10th grader) had an interest in producing videos. After much thought, I brought him the idea of creating a video that shows the different environments that student-athletes thrive in and he jumped at the opportunity. I provided him with (dumped him with) over 6 gigabytes of data (videos, pictures, and text) and gave him slight guidance about producing a video highlighting LSU Student-Athletes. We worked back and forth over his Holiday Break and after many edits (I'm a perfectionist) this is HIS final product. Go subscribe to Alecman123's YouTube page HERE.