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Speech for the ages

I've seen plenty of great speeches by great coaches, both in the movies and in real life, but none have gotten me choked up quite like the one given by Coach Dave Belisle after his Cumberland Americans bowed out of the Little League World Series. In a world where many coaches want to prove how tough they are, and where some have forgotten that they have a responsibility to lead by example, Coach Belisle reminds us of what it means to be a great coach and mentor.

Watch the coach's speech:

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I have watched this clip four times and it still brings a tear to my eyes! I have many friends across the country who have remarked to me that Coach Belisle's message to his players was the greatest they have ever heard. We are all proud of our "Boys of Summer" and look forward to greeting them Friday!

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