Get off the fence and get off your ass, take a stand, have a point of view. In the field of athletic development today there are many issues that need to be addressed. Many of you can offer solutions, please get active? Speak up, your point of view and opinion is valued. Don’t be a sheep blindly following the gurus and pretenders who are offering short cuts and quick fixes. Think, analyze and then stand up and be counted. Stand for something. You may be right or wrong, so what? I have never been afraid to stand up for what I believe in. Have I been wrong at times, you bet I have! I abhor the “mushy middle ground” if you want things to change then be the change you want to be. Speak up with words and actions. The field of Athletic Development needs to be defined – will you help define it and move past the madness that is called strength and conditioning? I hope you will join my colleagues and me in this effort to build a profession for professionals. You can’t do it sitting on the fence.