Length of Speech: 20-30 minutes, followed by 10-minute question and answer period (or will adjust for one classroom period).
Format: Assembly or classroom (minimum of 50 attendees)
History - Joe's career in baseball on and off the field, spanning 53 years
Importance of mental and physical health - Students will be encouraged to eat right, and keep a healthy body. A healthy body creates a healthy mind.
Career - Get an education and follow your dreams. A lot of youngsters strive to become professional athletes. Don't give up on that, but not all youngsters will become a professional athlete. You can still have the goal of working in sports or for a sports team in another capacity. Be adaptable and obtain your education to succeed in life. Joe is living proof of this, as he went from professional athlete to business/general manager to clubhouse manager and now serves as the Rangers' goodwill ambassador.
Respect - Students are encouraged to respect their teachers, parents and peers.