If you think your program has hurdles, you'll love this video
- by Doug Samuels 6 months ago
It doesn't matter what level you're at, or how successful a program has been, every football program has their own specific set of hurdles.
Mendota HS is a migrant farm worker town of 11,000, and if you just looked at photos of the community, you'd swear it wasn't even in the US, but in fact it's just 40 miles outside of Fresno, California.
In this video from ESPN, the worldwide leader profiles the challenges behind the California football powerhouse, the town behind it, and the families that ultimately make them who they are. There are going to be a lot of high school coaches out there that can relate to this community and the connect with the message of this video.
I highly recommend taking 20 minutes out of your day for this story, and every time your program hits a hurdle, think of the program at Mendota. This is absolutely outstanding.
UPDATE>> It looks like ESPN has replaced the 20 minute video with a short 3 minute trailer because the full version will be aired within the next night or two. The trailer is included below for now, but we will try to track down the full version and provide that as well as soon as it is available.