Cross Training Athletics

Training the Heart of a Champion From the Inside Out

4 Way Growth Plan – Complete

February 1, The Four-Way Growth Plan, The One Year, Uncommon Life, Daily Challenge, T. Dungy

At Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, head football coach Danny Rocco took over a program that was 1 and 10, and in five years has taken the Liberty Flames football fortunes to a consistent level of championship caliber.  Since taking over in December 2005, he has led the team to four Big South Conference Championships in 2007 (the first in school history), 2008, 2009 , and 2010; been selected as Conference Coach of the Year three times; and been nominated for the Eddie Robinson and Liberty Mutual National Coach of the Year awards on three different occasions.

He has done it with a relentlessly attacking offense that mixes a power running game and play action and a deep passing game that stretches the field, and defense designed to play fast, smart, and aggressive. But more than that, Coach Rocco has done it by recruiting and developing character …..

Danny believes that part of his responsibility to the university, to his players and staff, and to the community the players serve now and the one they will serve when they graduate is to grow his players and staff in a number of different ways: intellectually …, physically …, spiritually…, and relationally…. Coach Rocco calls it “whole-person development” …..And the bonus for them is winning a lot of football games!  

WORKOUT: Have the team answer the following questions:

  • • What is one way you need to grow as a student athlete?
  • • What is a way you need to grow as a team?