Mr. Jeff Poore is from Birmingham, Alabama. He and his wife, Teresa, have two children (twins) named Abby and Alex. They just finished their first year of college; Abby is at Lee University, and Alex is at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS. Mr. Poore has a B.S. Business Finance from Auburn University and B.A. Education from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Most recently, he was the Athletic Director at Westminster School in Birmingham.

A Classical Perspective on Athletics

At first glance you probably did a double take when you read the title. You may have said “Did he mean to put those words together in that sentence?” There is no doubt that this is a tremendous undertaking. My children were educated in a classical school, so I am very aware of the concept…

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A Christian Perspective on Athletics

Photo: Girls Varsity Tennis facing adversity drill (bear crawl and reverse bear crawl)   “I want your child to fail. I actually want your child to fail a lot.” Those were some of the first words I spoke to an audience of parents who heard me speak for the first time. Without context or explanation…

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The Value of Competition

In my last post, I discussed the value of winning. Now, I would like to talk about the value of competition. The simple fact is one cannot win if one will not compete. To compete, or to engage in the battle, reminds me of a scene from one of my favorite movies, Top Gun. In…

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The Value of Winning

One of my favorite Bible stories is found in Luke 18:35-43. It is the story of the blind man who cries out to Jesus to have mercy on him. What I find fascinating is that when they brought the man to Him, Jesus could obviously see that the man was blind, yet He still asks him, “What do you…

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