A Special Thanks to Nordonia High School

Jeff Yalden will never forget his visit to Nordonia High School.  The students and staff there truly touched his heart, and Nordonia High School was one of the best, enthusiastic schools that Jeff has experienced in twenty years.  He is extremely proud of all the students that he spoke to at the two great assemblies.

Jeff was also grateful for the chance to watch Nordonia’s varsity and junior varsity football games.  He was “so proud of those young men.”  He loves what high school sports stand for and is real proud of the sportsmanship and hard work portrayed by these programs. He was proud of everyone at the game, including the hard-working coaches, the great cheerleaders and marching band that put on a great show, and the classy fans.  He enjoyed the game and appreciated the Ohio hospitality.

In the video above, Jeff made a shout-out to all the parents of Nordonia High School students.  He says that you should be proud to send your students to such a school.  He was truly honored to be in the presence of the great students and staff there.

The varsity and junior varsity teams had heartbreaking losses, but both teams were unbelievable.  Jeff wants to stress that anyone playing sports should not make the game about themselves.  That is not what sports are about; sports are meant to bring people together in a program that puts the team before the individual.  The coaches play certain people before others because they want to do what is right for the football program. Varsity and junior varsity sports are about building a high school program.  Everyone that is part of a team should know one thing: family matters.  As teammates, athletes play together, win together, and lose together.

Jeff was, however, disappointed by one thing; seventeen players showed up late to the meeting and practice in the morning.  If any of these players are reading this, Jeff wishes to address them with two tips for both sports and life in general.  First, coaches spend countless hours away from their family for the team.  They are there tirelessly, and when you show up late to their meeting, you are disrespecting them and the team.  Next, the little things you do every day are what matters.  If you are care about your teammates and your team, you are not late.  Winning is not about just playing the game; it is about being prepared.  This follows Jeff’s great philosophy of “Take Time To Think.”

Jeff thanks all of the teachers of Nordonia High School for being given the opportunity to speak to such a great student body.  He was truly humbled by the awesome students there. He is very appreciative of the respect and attention given by the student body.  He is also amazed by all of the students that blew up Twitter with mentions after his visit.  See what some of the students said here.

Nordonia High School was truly one of the finest schools that Jeff has been upon.  To the students and staff Jeff leaves this message: “I am so honored our paths crossed, and I hope our paths cross again.”  If not, he is confident that he will be with the students on both Twitter and Facebook.  He was greatly honored to be in front of a student body with great class, great character, fun, and excitement.

If you would like your sports team or student body to hear the message of Jeff Yalden, visit jeffyalden.com for more information.

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Author:Jeff Yalden, Youth Motivational Speaker

Youth Motivational Speaker & Teen Life Coach. Since 1992, Jeff Yalden has been mesmerizing audiences with his engaging style and passion. Jeff is a story-teller that every where he speaks, he guarantees he is real and in the moment, perfect for every audience. He is one of a kind. He's interactive and nobody pours as much energy and passion into their programs that Jeff does. Guaranteed, Jeff will be a defining moment and a highlight of your students lives. www.JeffYalden.com

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