“Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations” —Peter Drucker
This week Wall Ball is extremely proud to introduce you to one of it’s founding fathers. A man who had a clear vision for the community which he serves to reach a higher state of integrity and self respect. He holds the most crucial position on the Board of Directors of the United States Wall Ball Association as the Director of Rules and Conduct and an Officer of Wall Ball World. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Laurence “The Boss” DuBois –
In his own words:
Handball has always been a part of my family. Growing up my mother, father and uncle played so I was always around the courts, though it wasn’t until I was in middle school that I started playing more competitively. I would play after school every day at the Grand Street Courts in China Town New York, but it wasn’t until I started going to the famous W4th street courts that my game really started to improve.
I grew up playing at w4th, and still play there consistently every summer. It’s where I developed my skill to become an ‘A’ player. Over the years I’ve had my ups and downs in the handball world. I’ve had some good wins and some bad losses but somehow my heart is always in handball. Being a player I always just interested in playing. I never was a member of any organization or had anything to do with throwing tournaments. It wasn’t until I became a member on the board of USWA (United States Wall Ball Association) that I actually decided to try and make difference in this sport that I love so much.
As a member on the board of the USWA I’m in charge of rules and conduct in all our tournaments. That means that I have the responsibility of making sure that everyone at our events plays by the rules and respects the game and their opponent at all times. I hope that the role I play in the USWA helps clean up handball, not only in our events but across the board in the entire handball community. I would love to see this game and our players do big things!