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"The program transformed my football program. The program works!"

Malcolm Jones II, Principal at Forrest City High School, Memphis, TN

"We are all in this business to touch and change kids' lives every day, and Frank certainly tried to do that. His book is a great tool to work by."

Joe Pannunzio, Director of Football Operations, University of Alabama

"I began to teach the R.E.A.L. Man Program several years ago. Frank DiCocco made sure to personally reach out to me to get his tremendous message of character building to a larger audience. I still use his program today. Frank, you may be gone, but your message of hope lives on!"

Darren Hernandez, Head Football Coach, Kapolei High School, Honolulu, HI

Check out the PowerPoint Presentation from our winter 2022 R.E.A.L. Man clinics!

Link to PowerPoint pdf

Catch Coach James Vint speaking about the R.E.A.L. Man Program at upcoming Glazier Clinics

  • February 3rd - 5th @ Orlando, FL

  • February 23rd - 25th @ Atlantic City, NJ

  • March 3rd - 5th @ Minneapolis, MN

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The H.O.P.E. Foundation For a Better Tomorrow strives to build better men and women for today and a better world for tomorrow by providing a comprehensive youth character development program, academic scholarships, and grants that sponsor camps and after-school programs across the nation.


The H.O.P.E. Foundation emphasizes three main areas of impact, including:

- Youth character development (the R.E.A.L. Man Program)

- Scholarships & Sponsorships for schools, camps and academic opportunities

- Broad-based community engagement, investment and improvement initiatives

If you are a coach or an educator and are interested in more information on our materials, please visit the General Publications page to view all of Coach DiCocco's published literature, or the R.E.A.L. Man Program page to view Coach DiCocco's character development curriculum.



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The H.O.P.E. Foundation For a Better Tomorrow, Inc. is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization registered in the state of Florida under Florida State Law as an incorporated entity.

All donations made to The H.O.P.E. Foundation For a Better Tomorrow, Inc. are tax deductible.

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