Pass It On®

Track Coach

"Track Coach" involved a large amount of casting: not only the boy and his coach, but also the other runners, the crowd in the stands, referees, and the people on the sidewalk. Just to be part of the crowd is challenging. They have to cheer over and over again, displaying just as much enthusiasm at the end of the day as they did at the beginning. Usually a crowd only cheers for a couple of hours! The young men running also had to sprint over and over again, and stay just as fired up the tenth time as they were the first. The crowd and actors, however, were a wonderful addition to the spot because they were enthusiastic about promoting the message: that sometimes it takes someone else to see our potential and challenge us to do our best.

Video Transcript

MUSIC: “If you believe in me, I will believe in what will be, give us the future…”
BOY: Even the first day I met Coach, he made me feel like I could do better.
COACH: You can do better.
LYRIC: “If you believe in me…”
VOICEOVER: I hated that. Feeling like the best I could do would only last one day.
LYRIC: “I will believe in what will be…”
VOICEOVER: But I stuck with it…
LYRIC: “Give us the future, please, that’s all we need of you.”
VOICEOVER: Well, actually, he stuck with me.
LYRIC: “If you believe in me…”
VOICEOVER: When I finally did win, he wasn’t surprised.
COACH: I knew you had it in you.
ANNCR/SUPER: Believing…Pass It On.
COACH: You did real good.
ANNCR/SUPER: A message from The Foundation for a Better Life.

Believe. Pass It On!

COMMENTS


Diana from Oklahoma JANUARY 6, 2018
I love the message and I love the comments about the casting of the film. It's wonderful to know that a crowd of people were willing to give up their time to be part of this film.

Anonymous NOVEMBER 10, 2016
That was nice for the coach to believe in the kid i wish my coach could push me to do better

Carol from Farm In Piet Retief APRIL 5, 2016
Awesome

Taya from Canada MAY 5, 2014
This is what I need, if people always say your doing amazing, you wont even try to do better. you need to be pushed to your limits

Don P. from Lakeview, Tx. AUGUST 8, 2013
Thank you for such moments of love and inspiration. "Let me drown in it's laughter and die in it's arms" to paraphrase John Denver.