COACH THERESA SHERRY brought new drills and an energized mental outlook to the UC Berkeley women's lacrosse team this year. The new drills came from her years playing lacrosse as a star center for Princeton University from 2000-2004. She helped the Princeton Tigers capture NCAA Championships in 2002 and 2003. Ms. Sherry and her co-coaches hope that these drills and can-do attitude will help turn the Berkeley lacrosse team from also-rans into champions. "I think if a team can master the fundamentals and consistently execute a game plan," Theresa told me in a recent phone call, "then they can compete with any team, regardless of whether or not the individual players match up well on paper."
Look behind the scenes, and you'll see a set of "drills" of a different sort that empower Coach Sherry's life on and off the lacrosse field. The following six "life-fundamentals" have helped Sherry as a player and as a coach. These same spiritually-based fundamentals can help anyone tap their unlimited potential.
1. GOD is the great "I am"