The Five Spears of LYFE

Leaders Yearning for Excellence (LYFE): Beyond the Spear is a development program intended for all student athletes, but specifically caters to the social, intellectual, and academic well-being of Black/African American male student-athletes that attend Florida State University. LYFE Operates within Five Spears:

Personal Branding: Creating Your Self-Image

CRP Concept: Identity Development

Religion, Class, Gender, Race

Cultural Connections: Leveling the Playing Field

CRP Concept: Equity & Excellence

Incorporation of Multiculturalism, Equal Access, High Expectations

Game Planning: Knowing How to Play the Game

CRP Concept: Developmental Appropriateness

Learning Styles, Motivation, Collaboration

Total Growth: In-Game Adjustments

CRP Concept: Creating the WHOLE Student-Athlete

Development of transferable skills

Be the G.O.A.T: Defining Your Legacy

CRP Concept: Student/Educator Relationships

Connecting with Student-Athletes