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 transferrable skills

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

  • CRP Concept: Student/Educator Relationships

  • Connecting with Student-Athletes