Bo Jackson's Elite Sports | Lockport, Illinois

"Success in Sports" 1st Annual Dinner

January 16th, 2014

Where:   DiNolfo’s Banquets
               14447 W. 159th Street
               Homer Glen, IL 60491

               6:00pm- Doors Open

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This is a CAN’T MISS event for athletes and coaches who are serious about the journey to be great!

Players (and their parents) spend countless hours and invest significant dollars to work on their skill development, strength, speed, etc. When we talk to those athletes and parents after they have spent a couple of years at the college or professional level they all say that they wish they had spent more time understanding the next level, and learning more about what the coaches at that next level look for and expect.  The “Success in Sports” dinner will be a great opportunity for players and parents to gain a better understanding of what it takes to be a successful high level athlete.

Additionally, this forum will be unbelievable for coaches (college, high school or travel). As a coach you are a mentor to your athletes. To be able to get candid perspective and have open Q & A with Bo Jackson, Pat Murphy, and Greg Hudson will be a night you will most certainly remember and you WILL bring value back to your program.


  • Greg Hudson: Current Defensive Coordinator – Purdue University Football; former Linebacker Coach and Assistant Head Coach at Florida State University 2010-2012. Played linebacker at U of Notre Dame and was a catcher on the ND Baseball team as well.
  • Pat Murphy: Current AAA Manager – San Diego Padres; former Head Coach at Arizona State University (15 years), and U of Notre Dame (7 years); 1,000 career NCAA victories as a Head Coach; 1998 NCAA National Coach of the Year
  • Bo Jackson: Owner of Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports, and former MLB and NFL player. Recognized by ESPN Sports Science as the “Greatest Athlete of All Time”; NCAA Heisman Trophy winner (1985), MLB All Star (1989) and NFL All-Pro (1990) 


Here are just some of the topics that will be discussed:

  • Player evaluation – understanding what coaches look for
  • Personal development – these speakers will share examples of players they have been around who had the best roadmap to succeed, and other players who were labeled “can’t miss” prospects who never made it and why they failed.  
  • Outside influences – good and bad and how they shape your opportunities
  • Coaches – you will deal with many different coaches in your life. These speakers have coached at the highest level, hear why certain players make them want to put that guy on the field and why
  • Game time – what are the common traits of “gamers” who they have coached
  • Question and Answer – There will be significant time for Q & A with all three speakers so you can influence the experience of the evening 

We have assembled a line-up of speakers who have experience in the game to help players (and parents) and coaches gain a better understanding of what is important (and what isn’t) and what you can control (and what you can’t) when it comes to moving to the higher levels of athletics.


Competitive Athletes
(College, High School & Junior High)
Parents of Athletes & Coaches
(College, High School & Travel) 


DiNolfo’s Banquets
14447 W. 159th Street
Homer Glen, IL 60491


$75-Individual Ticket
$600-Table of 10
(Includes dinner and after-dinner presentation)

Register Online Now!

*A percentage of the proceeds will support the Give Me A Chance Foundation.  The purpose of the Give Me A Chance Foundation, a 501(c)3 corporation, is to inspire disadvantaged youth to become involved in sports by providing an opportunity to train at an elite level while emphasizing a strong commitment to education.