Paul Rabil is Disciplined!

My son showed this video to me on our way to our first Invitational Field Lacrosse Game this season. His Box Lacrosse Team won the BC Provincial Gold Metal this year, first time in their division EVER, making history, so he was ecstatic and I was a proud parent watching them achieve their goal. It took discipline, hard work, great attitudes and fantastic coaching! (and supportive parents!)

The field season has just begun and already I’ve seen a change in him. He is training on his own time and seems stronger in mind and body. I think it is part genetics, but a big part of attitude and drive is seeing someone else achieve a dream you have floating around in your head, making it a possibility. Having a role model in your chosen sport, Lacrosse being Paul Rabil, is like having an extra strong support system. The sky’s the limit and pushing yourself beyond it each day, facing challenges along the way is all part of achieving a goal. Attaining it is the fun part! After watching this I even felt like going back to doing my regular stair program, Paul inspires the athlete that lives inside all of us. He’s easy on the eyes too 😉

“Discipline” is a word with many meanings: punishment, a field of study, self-control, training that corrects deficiencies. For Boston Cannons midfielder Paul Rabil — perhaps the best lacrosse player in the world — discipline is all of this and more.

“Discipline is the root of excellence” Love that! Feel inspired to get out there and do work? I know I do!


Svaha Spirit Series ~ Lacrosse, more than just a game for some kids!

You would think that after watching a full regular season of Lacrosse, attending three tournaments (two of which were road trips), competing in the Provincials two weeks ago, writing a post about Sports and Coaching, I would have had enough of the sport. It’s hard to get away from it with a son who can’t wait for field to start days after Box finished!

I was all alone at home with no kids looking for things to write about and I found myself surfing through YouTube video’s of Paul Rabil. (don’t ask!) If you don’t know who Paul Rabil is he plays for the Washington Stealth, he is an incredible Lacrosse player who has a shot that was clocked at 111 miles an hour, goalies are crazy!  He looks like a Greek God!

I found myself engulfed in Lacrosse video’s and came across one that stuck out from all the others, perfect for our Svaha Spirit Series. For some kids Lacrosse is more than a game, it’s how they survive life. Russ Sheppard, a teacher in Kugluktuk, made a difference in these kids lives by giving them a sport which in turn gave them hope!