Some make it to the pinnacle of their sport - the NHL, the NFL, a top-tier college basketball program - while others never quite reach the big time. And so, while that commitment is not a guarantee of anything, it is a requirement of everything.
Says Coach Babcock:
''That commitment is one of those things you've just got to have. I think of it as passion. You've got to have that passion to do a job like this, but then if you've got that passion, it's not a job.''