WORTH WATCHING WITH YOUR KIDS — This short was developed by @sportscotland to help young athletes understand what 'talent' is and how you can get good at sport.
In the comments, tag a sports parent you know who could benefit from sharing this with their kid(s).
Let's Talk Talent: It's time to think, 'who is the team behind the performer?'.
THRILLED to be able to support Canada Basketball again – and learn from – the outstanding coaches and future gatekeepers of the game...!
Time to check your ROT: Return on Training — Go out to practice today and observe. Ask yourself as you watch your child train today if they are making decisions or following the rules. The difference will help you know if you're getting a ROT...
Focus on the process. It'll give you the best chance of being your best.
One of the most dangerous things you can do is compare yourself to someone whose situation you don't know.
REMEMBER: "If you want to be the best, you shouldn't focus on being the best, you should focus on being the best at getting better."
4MIN READ THAT'S WORTH CHEWING ON...
— Kids are falling in love with a colourful book cover. Inside it's filled with colourless pages.
— Coaches conduct tiny drills so that players can play not so tiny tournaments and win tiny trophies.
I'm listening. Are you?
ARE YOU 👂👂👂...?!
"Deep, profound and lasting learning is sacrificed for shallow child management strategies...
In a voice muffled by the powers that be, [one co...ach] is shouting, 'It is OK, but is NOT much more than OK. It should be remarkable, excellent and fantastically brilliant. We are educating our children and OK should never be good enough... Never.'
And this one coach is right. Or at least he must be heard."
ARE YOU LISTENING?!
1– time and space
2– body and ball control
3– options... options for themselves and for teammates
#Pivoting is so important to becoming a great basketball player.
In this Jr. NBA / Jr. WNBA Instructional Video, we focus on starting, stopping and moving on balance; as well as, developing the ability to be "Boss with the Ball!" when being pressured by a defender.
Be loyal to principles, not people. When those two align, there’s no need to speak of loyalty. It just is. That’s synergy.
You’re doing something wrong if you have to ask for loyalty. Loyalty is a byproduct of a deeper process of clarifying and aligning the collective commitments (values) of a relationship, team, or organization.
WHAT'S THE EMOJI FOR *JUICY*...?! 💦..? 🔥...?! ⚡️..!?! Whichever it is, this 5min read is rich in the juiciness that I'm about. And, if you're around coaches who are in the "we do what the pros do" camp, SHARE THIS with them...
⚡️— "Playground behaviour is what we, as adults, need to bring a bit more into practice," says England Rugby's U18 head coach John Fletcher.
⚡️— "...incredibly driven to create an environment where kids can be the best versions of themselves."...
⚡️— "...about creating a loving, playful, accepting and empathetic environment to ultimately foster the production of adaptable players."
⚡️— "You don't want them to always think it is rugby. It can be monotonous if you do the same thing all the time."
FROM WORST TO FIRST: Here’s what happens when you build what you do on evidence and research… when you fund it and get people out there talking to parents and talking to youth.
According to Thomas Edison, Amazon's Bezos, and Facebook's Zuckerburg: EXPERIMENTATION ISN'T ONE OF MANY STRATEGIES... IT'S *THE* STRATEGY (FOR SUCCESS).
Deliberate practice is important. It's just not as important as what was originally thought.
— "...#deliberatepractice may help you in fields that change slowly or not at all ... It helps you succeed when the future looks like the past, but it's next to useless in areas that change rapidly..."...
— "Instead of the 10,000-hour rule, we need what I call the 10,000 experiment rule."
Read this to learn more: http://bit.ly/10000experimentrule
[ 2min read that's worth it! ] There are a lot of bad people and bad things going on in this world. An oversimplification to say the least. Yet, as we own our relationship to the latter, we must also actively grab hold of the steering wheel and acknowledge the insurmountable presence of GOOD IN PEOPLE.
That which you look for, you will find. And, the downside to social media is that it amplifies a narrative that focuses on fear, divisiveness and negativity.
We have to share... the good with the same veracity that we do the other stuff.
So... here you go!
SHARE THIS with one other person: http://bit.ly/2yQRUDy