THE R.E.A.L. MAN PROGRAM
AFTER USING THE R.E.A.L. MAN PROGRAM FOR A SCHOOL YEAR, YOUR STUDENTS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
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The single most important goal for the H.O.P.E. Foundation, as well as for Coach Frank DiCocco, is to help today's youth in their efforts towards character development. As a coach, Frank's mission was to help raise the quality of this world, by helping to raise the quality of the individuals who live in this world. He worked by using the sphere of athletics to help impart valuable life lessons to the young men who will shape the future of the world in which we all live, and was committed to inspiring, equipping and empowering young people to reach their full potential: on the field, in the classroom, in the community and in the Game of Life.
It was for this purpose that DiCocco created the REAL Man Program. Frank created and designed this character-education curriculum for students of all ages. It was developed for and implemented by the National Football League's Youth Impact Program with the intent of helping to shape middle school, high school, and college-aged students by promoting respect, integrity, courage and honor. The REAL Man Program has 20 lesson plans designed to help today's youth reach their full potential and give them a stronger foundation in dealing with right and wrong. This program has been used by athletic programs, schools, and youth-development organizations nationwide.
Praise & Recognition from Coaches Across the Country
The REAL Man Program has received praise and recognition from influential and successful coaches across the country. Among them are- Nick Saban (Alabama), Pete Carroll (Seattle Seahawks), Houston Nutt (Ole Miss), Tom Izzo (Michigan State), Geno Auriema (UConn), Bill Curry (Georgia State), Dabo Swinney (Clemson), Ken Niumatalolo (Navy), Mike London (UVA), Chris Ault (Nevada), Joe Taylor (FAMU); assistant coaches from Ohio State, Oregon, Grambling State, Kentucky, Mississippi State, University of Florida, Florida State, and Memphis; as well as famous athletes such as Kurt Warner and Emmitt Smith, and high school and college coaches throughout the country.
(Includes all four books)
(Includes The R.E.A.L. Man Program Workbook & Playbook for Manhood: The 2-Minute Drill Edition)
WHAT THE COACHES THINK...
"THE 'BEYOND THE GAME' PHILOSOPHY THAT WE HAVE INSTITUTED THROUGHOUT THE ASSOCIATION EMBODIES THE EXACT SAME THINGS FRANK BELIEVED IN AND TAUGHT."
American Football Coaches Association
"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."
Director of Football Operations
The University of Alabama
COACHES USE THE R.E.A.L. MAN PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI (OLE MISS) TO TEACH THEIR ATHLETES CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, MAKING THEM BETTER PEOPLE ON AND OFF THE FIELD.
"ALTHOUGH I WAS NEVER FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO MEET FRANK PERSONALLY, HAVING READ ONE OF HIS BOOKS I LEARNED OF HIS PASSION, INTELLIGENCE, AND EXTREME CARING FOR TODAY'S YOUTH."
University of Miami
"COACHES AND ATHLETES HAVE BEEN USING THE BOOK AS A LEARNING TOOL WHERE WE TEACH EACH OTHER LESSONS PRESENTED WITHIN THE BOOK.....THE ESSENTIAL LIFE LESSONS PRESENTED WITHIN YOUR BOOK ARE PROVING TO BE VERY INFLUENTIAL IN THE LIVES OF OUR ATHLETES"
Head Football Coach
"THE PLAYBOOK FOR MANHOOD IS A MUST HAVE FOR EVERY ATHLETIC PROGRAM IN THE COUNTRY. THE PROGRAM IS EASY TO USE FOR ANY COACH IN ANY SPORT, AND WILL HAVE A PROFOUND IMPACT ON YOUR ATHLETES. COACH DICOCCO'S PLAYBOOK WILL GIVE YOU THE TOOLS TO EQUIP YOUR ATHLETES TO BE GREAT CITIZENS AS THEY LEAVE YOUR PROGRAM."
Coronado High School
"FRANK DICOCCO'S 'PLAYBOOK FOR MANHOOD: A GAME PLAN FOR BEING A REAL MAN' IS, AND ALWAYS WILL BE, A STAPLE IN MY FOOTBALL PROGRAM....WE MUST ARM OURSELVES [AS COACHES] WITH THE BEST KNOWLEDGE AVAILABLE TO TEACH MANHOOD THROUGH THE GREATEST SPORT ON THIS PLANET, AND COACH DICOCCO'S MANUAL PROVIDES A WONDERFUL, ORGANIZED FORMAT."
Head Football Coach
Episcopal School of Dallas
"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!"
Head Football Coach
Kapolei High School
"OUR COACHES CONTINUOUSLY PREACH ABOUT RESPECT AND BEING A REAL MAN IN THE GAME OF FOOTBALL AND LIFE OUTSIDE OF IT. IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS SO IMPORTANT TO GET ACROSS TO OUR PLAYERS, WHICH IS WHY WE COMPLETELY AGREE WITH AND PRACTICE ASPECTS OF THE R.E.A.L. MAN PROGRAM. "
HOW TO TEACH THE R.E.A.L. MAN PROGRAM
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The Complete Playbook For Manhood
In sports and in life, a young man receives all kinds of instructional manuals and materials, however, a young man never receives a manual for how to be and become a man. Until Now. Playbook for Manhood: A Game Plan for Being a REAL Man provides a complete game plan for how to be a REAL Man in today's society. It promotes a message of respect, honor, commitment, and integrity. Playbook for Manhood offers information, insights, and advice on how to be a real man, by spelling out the four main components of what truly constitutes a "real man" in today's society: R-espect all people, E-specially women. A-lways do the right thing. L-ive a life that matters. Playbook for Manhood offers a complete game plan for how to be a REAL Man. Inside the pages of the Playbook, you will find valuable life lessons, countless pieces of priceless advice, and hundreds of practical tips for living the life of a real man.
Playbook for Manhood: The 2-Minute Drill Book
The 2-minute Drill Book provides a strategic game plan for how to be a REAL Man in today's society, in a clear, concise, and conveniently-sized book.The 2-Minute Drill provides all the same life-changing messages as the original Playbook for Manhood, but in a much more concise and easy-to-carry booklet. Inside its pages, you will find valuable life lessons, countless pieces of priceless advice, and a variety of practical tips for living the life of a real man.
The REAL Man Program Consists of:
• 20 Separate Lessons • 8 Bonus Lessons • More than 100 “downs” (or “mini-lessons) • Group Exercises and Discussion Questions • Personal Reflection Questions • Writing Assignments and Journaling Opportunities • The Official REAL Man Program Workbook • Dozens of Worksheets, Exercises, and Take-Home Assignments • Handouts, Flyers, and Signs for the Locker Room and the Classroom
The REAL Man Program Is Designed For:
• Young men from middle-school through high-school ages, and beyond • Youth development programs and initiatives • Youth groups and church-organizations • CHAMPS Life Skills and Character Education programming • College residential life programming • Men’s Book Study groups, and other study-based programming • Athletes and non-athletes alike • People of all cultures, races, religions, and beliefs.
The REAL Man Program Workbook contains more than 100 pages of handouts, flyers, exercises, and worksheets that correspond with The REAL Man Program lesson plans. The Workbook is a great resource for teachers, coaches, youth-group leaders, and other youth-oriented professionals. It also makes a great classroom resource for students, allowing them to interactively engage in The REAL Man Program.
THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF CHARACTER: “The Building Blocks of Character” are designed to help individuals and teams reach their absolute full potential, perform at their absolute highest level, and to achieve personal and collective excellence along the way. There are 21 specific traits (known as “The Building Blocks”), each accompanied by an informative character lesson discussing the importance of developing and displaying the trait. In addition, every character trait comes with its own special “block” that is meant to be cut-out and posted prominently on display. Collectively, the Building Blocks comprise a Character Pyramid that helps to reinforce the valuable lessons learned from each and every character trait. The Building Blocks of Character Team Workbook & Discussion Guide is a great resource for teams of any sport, and groups of any nature. The character blocks can be taught daily, weekly, or monthly, creating positive and powerful themes for your team, group, or organization.
INTRODUCTION FROM FRANK DICOCCO: I began writing the “Thought of the Week” letters several years ago, in an effort to pass on worthwhile life lessons to others. From humble beginnings, the “Thought of the Week” grew from a small weekly audience into an international phenomenon, reaching thousands of people across the world each week. Over the years, I have written hundreds of reflections. I have poured my heart, mind, and soul into these writings, all with the hopes that they might influence the lives of all those who read them. Now, I have taken the opportunity to compile many of these reflections into this very book, so that thousands of more lives hopefully may benefit from the teachings. It is with this hope that I present this book to you, the inquisitive and interested reader, with the sincerest of desires that you find insight, meaning, and value in the lessons that follow on the ensuing pages. I began writing the weekly letters to provide helpful and inspiring perspectives on life. My goal was to make a difference in people's lives. Hopefully, I have done so. My hope was to impact the lives of countless people. Hopefully, I have made a difference in the lives of many, through my words and through my work. And hopefully, I will make a difference in your life, as well.
ABOUT "WOTAO: The Way of Truth and Oneness" WOTAO (pronounced as “woe—tay—oh”) is an acronym that stands for the phrase: “Way of Truth and Oneness” WOTAO is a practical and personal spiritual discipline that is intended for all people. It strives to provide an understanding of the Truth and Oneness that lies at the heart of all humanity and at the foundation of all of creation. WOTAO: "A Better Way for A Better World."
R.E.A.L. Man Baseball Cap. Features "REAL Man" Paw logo with the text underneath that reads: "Stand Up and Stand Tall: Be a REAL Man!"
Adjustable. 80% polyester, 20% cotton. One size fits most.
R.E.A.L. Man Wristbands designed by Coach Frank DiCocco.
R.E.A.L. Man Short-Sleeve Polo in white or royal blue. 50% cotton, 50% polyester.
Sizes S -3XL
Authentic Wilson 1003 GST Regulation Football with The REAL Man logo.