A MESSAGE FROM COACH GROSZ

I want to encourage you all to go after your dreams, and don't let the opinions of others deter you from being happy in your own skin. Life is so short, and it goes by so quickly that there's really no time to waste worrying about what others think of you! Don't let that come in the way of your happiness! Work for what's important to you, for what moves you, for what you are passionate about and surround yourself with positive and encouraging individuals that want to see you succeed. And most importantly never give up!


WHAT COACH GROSZ'S PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM IS ABOUT:

EL CAMINO JR. HIGH PHYSICAL EDUCATION

COURSE MISSION:

El Camino physical Education students will be a FORCE!!!!

We will FOCUS on RESPECT, COMMITMENT, and EXCELLENCE!!!

In a cooperative and supportive environment, our students will acquire skills and knowledge of the content standards for Physical Education.  Our program will focus on physical activities, physical fitness, movement skills and knowledge, social development and self-realization of individual excellence. Our program will include the context of a comprehensive health curriculum, which is in alliance with district and state outcomes and expectancies. Our goals apply to all students of all abilities at all levels.

CURRICULUM:

The El Camino curriculum includes but not limited to the following activities: Cooperative learning, Trust Building, Orienteering, Lifetime activities, Team Activities, Individual Sports, Dance, Social Skills, Striking Activities, Balance, Rhythm Fitness, Self-Defense, Health, Leadership, Risk taking, New Games, Stress Reduction, Self-Esteem Building.

EXPECTATIONS:  The SIX PILLARS OF CHARACTER.

TRUSTWORTHINESS:    Stand up for your beliefs. Have the courage to do what is right. Tell the truth.

RESPECT:      Treat others the way you want to be treated. Be courteous.

RESPONSIBILITY:  Take charge of your own life. Accept responsibility for the consequences of your choices.

FAIRNESS:   Be fair and just. Treat people equally. Be open-minded.

CARING:    Be considerate. Be compassionate towards others. Have concern towards others.

CITIZENSHIP:  Be a volunteer. Help your school and community be better, cleaner and safer. Play by the rules.


"I have money; it's trust and character I need around me. You know whom you choose to be around you; let's you know who you are."

Han-Seoul-Oh - The Fast and The Furious -Tokyo Drift


MOTIVATION QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

 

Aug 21-25 2017. I wake up everyday and try to make it the best day I can with no excuses, and no regrets. No matter what, I show up and try. If I couldn't get it done I come back and do it again tomorrow. I never give up I'm relentless!!! WIN THE DAY!!!

2. Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the  things you once thought you couldn't. Strength lies within you. The power is always yours.

3. Fitness is not owned. It’s rented!! And you have to pay rent every day!!!

4. Every person has a story that you know absolutely nothing about; be kind. Always give back. Your actions follow your thoughts, keep you mind filled with only positive forward moving energy.

Being Positive!!! Watch this video!!


Valedictorian speech



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The Danger of a single story





Aug 28, Sept. 1, 2017.


Stop feeling down about what's already happened, stop being anxious about the future - take a deep breath, let go & live in the present.

Figure it out!!! 

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September 5-8, 2017

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut, doing the same thing the same way over and over every day. But if we are going to live at our absolute best, we should constantly be growing and sharpening our skills. We should strive to learn and grow every single day because when you stop learning, you stop growing. When you stop growing, you stop living.


September 11-15, 2017

What are you doing to stretch yourself? What are you doing to improve your skills? Don’t get trapped into thinking that “good enough” is good enough. You were created for more than just average. Today is a new day, and there are new heights for you to climb. Pursue what you love and keep developing that area of your life.

Attitude!!!

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September 18-22, 2017


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?' Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

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September 25-29, 2017


Remember WHY you started. Remember how hard YOU worked. Remember where YOU came from. Stay HUNGRY & HUMBLE. Everything you do in life serves a PURPOSE so MAKE IT COUNT!!


Angela Lee Duckworth



October 2-6, 2017

Can you say you were better than the person you were yesterday? What about a week ago? Or a year ago? Everything happens for a reason and your character is determined by your actions in times of adversity. Be the positivity people feed off of and pull inspiration from.

Self Worth



October 9-13, 2017

I don't stop when I'm tired I stop when I'm done! Don't be afraid of being different be afraid of being like everyone else!
Every morning you have two choices.. Continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them!



October 16- 20, 2017

Life's a gift! Never take it for granted! Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It's our goal in life to find it & keep it!
 Dream your dreams with your eyes closed, but live your dreams with your eyes open. There are blessings every day, find them, create them, and treasure them.

Steve Job commencement



October 23- 27, 2017


Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but how we react to what happens; not what life brings to us, but the attitude that we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst... a spark that creates extraordinary results.

10 sentences that can change your life!





October 30- November 3, 2017

Let me remind you that - Failure is an event NOT a person therefore YOU cannot be a failure. Imagine how much you could accomplish in your life if you looked fear and failure in the face; believed in yourself and made a promise in your heart to never quit. The secret to success is learning to not beat your self up. We all fail at something in our lives. But we MUST keep going; we must use our resources to learn, to grow and to become stronger.

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The wisdom of a 3rd grade dropout - Dr. Rick Rigsby



November 6-10, 2017

Everything you want in life can only be yours if you decide to commit to it mentally and physically. You must set your mind to it then take action every single day and don't give up if you slip - just get back up and keep going!

   Read the article below on CrossFit

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November 13-17, 2017

Don't let people put you in a box. If you want to do things that are not within the scope of what people expect from you do it! Don't be afraid of what they'll think or say. Life is about growing, changing, and evolving. Those who really support you will do so through the successes and the failures. Don't let the fear of the unknown dictate whom you will become!!


A Wise Lesson In Empathy


With billions of us humans on earth it's incredible to see how we are all connected and similar in many ways. At the same time we are all individuals with our own opinions, thoughts and values. At times, we can feel so strongly about something that it could blind us from seeing the bigger picture or taking into account that there's more than one way to approach the situation. Perhaps if we took a moment to step into the other person's shoes we will see where that person is coming from and by doing so it will make all the difference.

Fail, pick yourself up and fail again. Because without this struggle. What is your success?



November 27- December 1, 2017

Don’t be someone else. Don’t try to fit someone else’s image. Be you, and be the best you can be.

December 4- 8, 2017

Picture yourself the best you can be. Now believe it's possible to reach it. Simply believing is not enough though, everyday you have to do something that helps you get closer not further from your goals. Whenever you feel like throwing in the towel remind yourself why you're doing this. If you really want it or if you're happy staying exactly as you are... The choice is yours!

 

 December 11-15, 2017

I'm not looking for perfection; I'm looking for improvement. Not in one but in every area of my life. I'm not quitting until I get there. And when I get there, I'll raise the bar even higher. Because...there is no limit to success other than the one you give it 100%

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December 18-21, 2017

Breathe. It's okay. You're going to be okay. Just breathe. Breathe, and remind yourself of all the times in your past you felt this scared. All of the times you felt this anxious and this overwhelmed. All the times you felt this level of pain. And remind yourself how each time, and how difficult things have been, you've survived. Breathe and trust that you can survive this too. Trust that this struggle is part of the process. And trust that as long as you don't give up and keep pushing forward, no matter how hopeless things seem, you will make it!!!

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Trent really challenges you in the video to actually follow through on the promises that you made yourself. He challenges you to stop playing with your life.
Your assignment is to write at lest 4 sentences on how felt from Trent's speech and what are you going to do to follow through on your promises that you made to yourself in 2017.

January 17-19, 2018

The way to appreciate something is to imagine yourself without it.

With 2017 underway, just remember and Realize that TRUE HAPPINESS lies within YOU. Waste NO time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in GIVING. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. HAVE A GREAT REST OF THE YEAR!!

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January 22 -26, 2018

You know the Greeks didn't write obituaries. They only asked one question after a man died: "Did he have passion?".


January 29- February 2, 2018


Life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is tomorrow will always be a new day. Always know that just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail every time. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will? Things change, people come and go but life doesn't stop for anyone. So keep your head held high, stay positive and keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing. Most importantly enjoy your life—be happy—it's all that matters.
Have a great day everyone and Make it an Epic Week!!!!

February 5-9, 2018

I’m all about good vibes, anything negative I don't see, it's that tunnel vision that keeps me focused. When success comes into your life, a lot of noise comes with it, just block it out and remember what got you to where you are.

February 13-16, 2018

Remember not to judge someone you don't know. Often it's so easy for us to judge a person by who you "think they are". Take the time to listen to another person's story. Learn about their progression. The stepping-stones they had to take to get there. Throw away your assumptions. Learn something from the people you meet. Have a great day everyone!!

An Unexpected Lesson in Respect



February 20-23, 2018

Smile !!! Even when there’s no reason for smile!!!

I'm spreading joy like peanut butter and jelly! And it's totally working... I just know it!

Have a great day everyone!!! BE EXTRAORDINARY!!!

February 26- March 2, 2018

Focus on what you ARE rather than what you're not. - There are so many amazing things about you that you overlook because you're too busy worrying about what you lack. Nobody has it all and nobody is perfect. 
Be kinder to yourself. Show yourself some love and care and take time out to relax and appreciate all that you are and all you have. Things could always be worse! It's good to have some perspective and appreciation!

Be Extraordinary!!!

March 5-9, 2018

Focus on the positive aspects of your journey today! don't dwell on the things that you haven't accomplished or aren't happening as fast as you would like, but on the positive steps you have taken to get where you are today AND the positive steps you are taking for your future!

YOU decide what YOUR day is like... Make it a MAGICAL, MOTIVATIONAL, MASSIVELY HAPPY !!

Have a great week everyone and Be Extraordinary!!!


March 19-23, 2018

You were created to make somebody else’s life better. Somebody needs what you have—your smile, your love, your words & encouragement.

Have a great week everyone and Be Extraordinary!!!

March 26-29, 2018

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No Magic, No tricks, No Secrets...

It's called Inner Strength and we ALL have it! We have to dig deep with ourselves to find it and make it come alive! Have a great day everyone!!!


SPRING BEAK

 April 9- 13, 2018

Stop being a victim. Stop blaming. Stop the self-pity. Stop the self-hate. Stop the self-sabotage. Stop letting what and who happened in the past hold you back in the present moment and in your future. Stop being stuck. 

START being victorious. START doing more. Just START!

Allow your Passion to become your your purpose!!!

Have a great day everyone!!! Be Extraordinary!!!

April 16- 20, 2018

Everyone has an excuse if they choose to have one. 
That's right, excuses are a choice. We either choose to make excuses and wallow in our misery OR we choose to skip the "excuse making" part and just start making small changes - taking it one step at a time. 
Making changes take time and deliberate effort so without commitment and consistency it's unlikely to happen. 

We have to realize that if we're not happy where we are right now making excuses for ourselves only holds us back. We must choose to throw those excuses away and believe that we can do it and be prepared to do whatever it takes to get there. 
. ...One step at a time.




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