"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.
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, thats 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 wasnt surprised.
COACH: I knew you had it in you.
Pass It On.
COACH: You did real good.
ANNCR/SUPER: A message from The Foundation for a Better Life.
Believe. Pass It On!
Pass It On®
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
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.
Angel from Puerto Rico JULY 17, 2013
Really inspiring. This video challenge us to believe in the sincere efforts of others and to help them to reach their goals.
jack from wisconsin MAY 3, 2013
keep it goin!
kara from orlando,fl NOVEMBER 5, 2012
I had a coach who would always push me as hard as I could go. I did the mile and during one race got 7:35 and when the race ended he knew I gave my all and never lost faith in me.
Kendall Frye from Springfield Missouri SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
What a good Person.
esther from Romania MAY 13, 2012
It's really impressive, your web site...if you know other websites please send me. Thank you verry much!!!!
Cata, Bauti y Belu from New York APRIL 17, 2012
The coach is not showing emotions but he deeply believes in this kid.
juani mica jose from buenos aires APRIL 17, 2012
You have to belive ando don't give up!
brook from canada MARCH 2, 2012
we learned about this at school and our teatcher told us to watch them and I love them! Encoragement, Pass It On
myra from pasig, philippines DECEMBER 31, 2011
really inspiring.. great!
Jared F from Smyrna TN DECEMBER 7, 2011
LAWRENCE MCKENZIE from CINCINNATI,OHIO 45227 AUGUST 21, 2011
TITLE:RICH IN SPIRIT: I CLOSE MY EYES LOOKING INSIDE FINDING MY SOUL SEARCHING TO BE WHOLE. MY SPIRITS ARE CONCEIVED TO BE FREE INSIDE OF ME,RICH IN HEAVEN I SEE THE LIGHT. SHADOWS OF LOVE SURFACE ABOVE.RAINBOW COLORS OF LOVE GLOW IN MY HEART.I SEE BEAUTIFUL STARS FROM MARS I OPEN MY EYES TO BLUE SKIES.
Rebecca from Columbus, GA MAY 24, 2011
This video really inspired me!!
Jen h from California JANUARY 13, 2011
What a wonderful, great use of air space! Each of these fantastic mini lessons are great in size! Thank you so much for reminding us that people can be really good at heart and inspiring us to be better! Fantastic! I'm in awe of the talented writers, actors and direction!
Scott D. from Grosse Pointe Woods, MI AUGUST 13, 2010
This version of If "You Believe in Me" is sung by Kenny Loggins.
Cathy M from Edison Intermediate Center, South Bend, IN APRIL 21, 2010
The is a great site that I can use with my 7-8th grade students!
Jim H from Lena IL MARCH 8, 2010
Craig W. from Ohio FEBRUARY 27, 2010
Good news for me when I needed it...thank you so much.
Joel O. from Hoboken, New Jersey JANUARY 14, 2010
I can't even begin to explain how amazing I think this foundation is and how amazing every single one of these videos are!
Jeffrey G. from Denver, CO MARCH 20, 2009
Great ad and great song. Does anyone know who sings it?
Alexis W. from Spartanburg FEBRUARY 19, 2009
This video, "Track Coach," is awesome. There are people in the world like this!
Esther V. from Questar3, Hudson, NY FEBRUARY 12, 2009
I borrowed the DVD from another educator and it just inspired my class. Thank you for these wonderful clips!
Neille P. from Utah NOVEMBER 22, 2008
I really think this website has made a huge impact in my life. Thank you.
Jacqueline C. from Memphis, TN OCTOBER 20, 2008
I am so glad that your site shows diverse culture. It is the beauty of expressions!
Stay Positive from Alabama SEPTEMBER 20, 2008
These clips are just what I needed-positive vibes. How can I get the collection on DVD? [The Foundation offers free DVDs and posters to educators, non profit organizations, and work places. Please refer to the "For Schools" link below.]
Sherry B. from North Carolina AUGUST 4, 2008
Who sings this version of "If you believe in me"? Very pretty!
Hannah S. from Sierra Madre, California USA MAY 10, 2008
This was the very first video I saw from your organization, and I've looked for them on TV ever since. Thank you!
Ben M. from Colorado, USA JANUARY 25, 2008
What a great idea! I think you can get a free DVD if you click on the "for schools" button at the bottom of the page.
Rebecca S. from email@example.com JANUARY 24, 2008
Is there any way to get a DVD of these clips? We would like to use them for a program that we are having for the youth of our church.
John C. from Knoxville, TN, USA OCTOBER 10, 2007
I am a foster parent and this tv spot keeps me focused on helping my foster child be all he can be.
Kevin F. from Honolulu, Hawaii USA SEPTEMBER 18, 2007
Thank You for using Kenny Loggins' song "If You Believe". I do believe!
Lady Samm from Toronto, Canada JUNE 19, 2007
Believing in one self is a wonder but having someone believe in you is the true gift of LOVE! I believe you are wakening our spirits with this gentle reminder.
Jung-in Kim from Seoul, Korea MARCH 22, 2007
As a high school teacher, I am really inspired by this TV spot. Great job!