There is a boy trying out for basketball today. You might notice he is small and skinny for his age and runs a little slow.
I know you recognize him from class. He is the smartest kid you have ever taught. He may even be the smartest kid you will ever teach. But even though he is brilliant, he is humble. He is kind and gentle. He is incredibly funny. He is respectful to everyone around him
He works hard and strives to be a good athlete, and although he can be a bit slow and his large motor skills have always lagged behind his peers, he will work his butt off for you. He will listen to you and be grateful for every bit of feedback you give him. He will be proud when you have told him 'Good Job' and work to improve anything you say needs improving. He will be grateful for every minute he is put out on the floor to play. He will represent your school and team in a fashion that you will be proud of.
There is nothing more than he has ever wanted more than to be part of the team. A person of his character deserves to be on the team. I hope that you understand that today, you could change a boy's life.