Professional Football Showcase Promise to Christian Players, Coaches, Investors, Sponsors, and fans!
PFS Co-Founder Lance Heron spoke to the Sports Techie community blog about their new Professional Football League, located in California and Nevada. They have designed a league where all teams are owned by the league owners and investors. The Professional Football Showcase Promise mission is to provide players with a platform to showcase their talents, while pursuing the idea that the players always come first. The new Profesional Football Showcase League is designed to take the Players and Coaches best interests into account, making it the league’s primary focus.
Lance Heron is the Co-Founder and is an ex-military Policeman, Customs Inspector and Customs Investigator. He was headed to work one day and was crushed by a commuter train door. CoachHeron was retired by the government as a result of commuter injuries and developed an intense pain condition. He could no longer sit around, so he began coaching high school football again. Coach Heron moved up to coach at an NCAA Division II school and in Germany. Next, he was the General Manager and Head Coach for a professional team in New Mexico. While working for them he mentioned how the owner was taking advantage of the players by not paying bills and breaking promises.
Coach Lance Heron will be the Commisioner of the New Professional Football Showcase!
Coach Heron hails from Vancouver Island, Canada. In many ways, he is far removed from the inner city life of Los Angeles, Las Vegas and the surrounding regions. Yet, he believes in what he is doing because of his unshakeable Faith In The Lord. He wants a football loving community who puts God first involved at all levels, from the water boy to the offensive coordinator. There will be no beer or alcohol served at games. Sportsmanship and fair play are critical components to the PFS code of conduct.
The PFS mission is to provide players with a platform to showcase their talents, while pursuing the idea that the players always come first.
The PFS will target talented players who have been overlooked, are late bloomers or did not have the financial ability to pay for college. Coach Heron shared how the cost of driving from east L.A. to Las Vegas prohibits some athletes from trying out. Hotel room costs plus food on top of that can extinguish a budding football players careers after high school ends because they cannot afford to play on. Coach Heron says there are try-out camps that have charged $65 only to skip town with cash from 3,000 to 6,000 registered players.
Coach Heron has been asked how they plan on making sure that players and coaches are actual Christians or have some type of official status of a religious faith and Coach Heron said, “There will be a screening process that involves player evaluations and follow up phone calls.”
The PFS promises to promote its players to higher paying leagues, and allow those players who get invites to try out for these leagues, the opportunity to be released from their contracts. The sports business was designed to give football players a chance to earn professional game film and allow them a chance to be seen by area scouts, in a professional football environment.
“Above all Lord! We give You all of the Glory!”