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Posts from February 2018

Great teams thrive by working together, but that doesn't always come naturally even with extended time on the practice field and during in-game competition. On your visit to Lansing, we want you to play hard, but we also think it's an awesome opportunity to check out area attractions to foster team unity. Coaches know teams that achieve a locker room chemistry in which they are willing to work for and push each other are almost always more successful than a divided group.   

Here are six ideas where athletes can spend time learning about their teammates:

The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) and the Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) held its annual meeting on February 22nd, and announced both good news for the local economy and recognized numerous individuals with awards for vision, dedication and loyalty throughout the year.

There are lists galore on the best motivational or inspirational quotes from sports figures. Every fan knows cancer-stricken basketball coach Jim Valvano's stirring speech that included the battle cry "don't give up, don't ever give up." Some of the words of NFL great Vince Lombardi are among the most quotable ever to emerge from a leader in any position and coaches in all sports look at John Wooden's techniques. Those who have made their mark and been sports leaders in Greater Lansing, Michigan have offered these takes on their lives and its advice applicable for non-athletes as well.  

The 2018 Winter Olympics have taken over the world with its colorful characters and fantastic feats of athleticism. It's an awesome time to feel part of this global community but more than that it’s so impressive to see these incredible athletes perform. The passion, excellence and dedication these men and women pour into their events is at the heart of what makes sports so great.