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Pat Summit and Steph Curry Week of 7/11 Circle-Up Reflection Questions



Pat Summitt is considered one of the absolute best basketball coaches in the history of women’s basketball.


In the video below, she answers questions about her first loss, her winning fundamentals, and the one life lesson with every young person in the world.


You can watch the entire video here:

PAT SUMMITT | YOU WIN WITH PEOPLE


In the clip below, Pat Summitt tells a story about her first loss. After the loss, she called her dad, and her dad said, “You don’t take donkeys to the Kentucky Derby; you better get you some racehorses.”


Coach Summitt then said, “You win in life with people. It’s not about me. I never scored a basket for the University of Tennessee. It's all about the people you surround yourself and what they bring to the court, the game, and understanding that it is a team concept and it has to be done together.”

SOMETHINGS(s) TO THINK ABOUT


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video?

PAT SUMMITT | WINNING FUNDAMENTALS


She was then asked, “What are the non-negotiable, central characteristics, of a championship team?”


She said, “Offense sells tickets, defense wins games, and rebounding wins championships. You might have an off-shooting night, but you should never have a bad night on defense and rebounding.”


She then said everyone has to understand our goals and be committed to them.

SOMETHING(s) TO THINK ABOUT


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video?

2 - What are YOUR non-negotiables for winning?

3 - Who are you winning for?

PAT SUMMITT | LOOK IN THE MIRROR


She was asked one final question: If you could share one life lesson with every young person in the world, what would that one life lesson be?


She said:

“Look in the mirror and see yourself and challenge yourself to be the very best and to always do the right thing. Never compromise your principles. Never lower your standards. Whatever it is that you desire to do in life, have the courage and the commitment to do it and to do it to your absolute best. And always know that you have to believe it to do it.”

SOMETHING(s) TO THINK ABOUT


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video?

2 - What is the best advice you have ever received? 3 - What advice would you give to your younger self?

Steph Curry | Weight Room Transformation


A lot of basketball players avoid the weight room, but the best of the best don’t. In the video below, Draymond Green says Steph Curry’s biggest transformation came from the weight room. He said Steph lifts every day. He lifts before the game and after the game. He is in the weight room before and after practice.


He also says Steph is going to work out for as long as he has to accomplish what wants to accomplish.


This is a great message for athletes wanting to know what it takes to be great.


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