Sports go far beyond physical benefits in a young person’s life. In fact, studies have shown that being involved in sports improves academics, focus, mental health, decision making, and above all else, playing sports teaches the valuable life lessons of teamwork and leadership. It has been said that an athletically-engaged child is an academically-engaged child. … Continue reading The Social and Academic Benefits of Playing Sports and the Impact on Youth.
Tonight, Landen is on a first class flight to Tokyo, Japan! After a good NBA summer league experience with the Boston Celtics, and some NBA and overseas offers to consider, Landen has decided that currently, the best opportunity for him is in Japan. Therefore, he accepted the guaranteed offer to play with Tokyo Alvark. Having … Continue reading The Next Chapter Begins…
Landen Lucas, the KU center 2012-2017 and Sports Illustrated 'Glue Guy' of the Jayhawks men's basketball team, along with his mother, Shelley Lucas, an educator and leadership development professional, are starting the Landen Lucas Foundation -Sports For Life Fund. Landen knows the value in life lessons learned through sports and he wants to be sure … Continue reading Landen Lucas Gives Back.
KU was expected to get to the 2017 Final Four. The team was confident they could do it. They had an amazing season and displayed, Grit, Toughness, and an incredible Will to Win! But even with all of that, we lost in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament this year. As a parent, watching … Continue reading Still Have More to the Story….
How sweet it is to watch our son's compete in the sport they love! As mother's we are always proud, excited, and nervous at the same time. Some of us yell, some pray, some hide our eyes when the game is too close for comfort, while some of us sit quietly and clap when the … Continue reading From a Jayhawk Mom’s Perspective
The backstory - on Coach Self’s Senior Night introduction of Landen…. Landen had not seriously considered playing basketball for KU because there was already a player similar to him who had verbally committed to KU. But when that player de-committed, Coach Townsend called Coach Ward (Landen’s AAU coach) to ask if Landen would be interested. … Continue reading The Back Story….
Last night was senior night at KU in the men's basketball program. It was so exciting walking out to mid court with Landen and his dad. I could not believe how exhilarating it was to stand there and listen to everyone cheer! If that's not motivation for this team, I don't know what is. It … Continue reading Witnessing my son become a man.
Take it from me - the fortunate mother of a member of the KU Jayhawks men's basketball team - It feels great to win! But winning does not happen all of the time and our children need to learn how to grow from their mistakes and show good sportsmanship when they lose. As parents, we … Continue reading PARENTS RAISING ATHLETES
Respect the Process. The recruiting process can be exciting, brutal and tiresome for you, especially if your son or daughter is currently being recruited by high major college teams. Even if your son or daughter is not currently being recruited, there are many things you can do to help in the process. A couple years … Continue reading RECRUITED
Some people can't wait to meet their favorite player.... I raised mine 💙🏀❤️