- - Tuesday, December 19, 2017

On this week’s episode of Sport Psychology Today, Dr. Andrew Jacobs talked with Albert Johnson, the executive director of the Positive Coaching Alliance in Houston, Texas.  

Every week on our podcast of Sport Psychology Today, I interview individuals in the world of sports who have made an impact or have an influence on others.

Sports can teach many attributes to young people that can effect them throughout their lives and often can direct them towards success.

This past summer in Houston the nation watched as Hurricane Harvey destroyed and damaged so much of the city and parts of Texas.

The impact this hurricane had will be felt for years as many struggle to recover and move on with their lives.

However, the destruction this had on many also brought out the positivity and warmth that many have for others in need.

In this segment of our show, I spoke with Albert Johnson, the executive director of the Positive Coaching Alliance in Houston.

Albert is a former collegiate and professional football player who learned a great deal from his career in football.

One of those attributes was about teamwork and helping others.

As a resident of Houston he saw firsthand the damage and destruction this had physically and emotionally on many.

One of the ways he chose to help was with a youth football team from an underprivileged area.

With the cooperation of a youth football program in Los Angeles, Albert coordinated a trip for these young men to play a game in Los Angeles during the halftime of the Rams/Texans game.

Most of these young men had never left Houston, let alone be on an airplane.

Through this opportunity, Albert gave these young men the experience that will positively effect them for the rest of their lives.

And through sports, these young men will grow and hopefully learn to positively influence others.

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