FUTURE1s was born out of a desire to be a better coach and prepare players for the “Friday Night Lights”. Coach Gus Smith ran scout teams for high schools in Alabama and like most great coaches wanted to make his players better. He is now a Defensive Coordinator at a Mobile, AL High School. He really felt there was a better way to differentiate players and there was nothing on the marker to make that happen. Through trial and error, trying anything from using markers on white jerseys to taping numbers on them, an idea was born.