The attainment of individual perfection is as impossible in football as in anything else, for absolute faultlessness does not exist in the human being. Nevertheless, a young fellow who is ambitious in athletics and who tries hard to outstrip others in the competition for football honors can greatly improve himself in the requirements of the individual. The fellow who has gone through the proper training honestly and courageously cannot but be a better man mentally and physically.
In the first place, a football player absolutely must be physically strong and rugged. The game gives no place for the weak and faint-hearted. It demands the stout and the brave. A large majority of young men are physically able to start. Out of the many who can with consistent training improve their bodies, only a few will do so. If you are with the majority in the first instance, start out with the motto, "I will," and you will succeed in the end.