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Week of 2/5/2023 Reflection Questions

1 - Kim Mulkey | Ballers

2 - Sue Bird and Geno | It’s On You

3 - Dwyane Wade | Team Sports

4 - Team Why Not | THE OTHER SIDE OF WINNING

Kim Mulkey | BALLERS


QUESTION: You have so many talented players on your roster that you call yourselves Showtime. How do you define this team?


NCAA Championship Women’s Basketball Coach KIM MULKEY: We have a lot of strong personalities. Imagine them being as unselfish as they are to want to play together. A lot of them could go to a school where they can average 40 minutes a game and 40 points a game, but they want to win. Winning matters to them, not personal statistics. Those statistics will take care of themselves when you win, and the accolades and awards, who cares as long as you are playing for a ring? It’s a joy to watch them. They will challenge each other, and I’m okay with that as long as they don’t cross the line. I’ll watch them sometimes when they are competing, and they will go at each other, but they leave that court realizing they are on the same team. That is what you love about competitors. That is what I call ballers. They don’t get their feelings hurt; they just want to ball.

REFLECTION QUESTIONS


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video? 2 - Would you be willing to sacrifice points or minutes for wins?

3 - Can you battle with your teammates without getting your feelings hurt?

4 - Are you a baller?


SUE BIRD | IT’S ON YOU

Geno Auriemma called Sue Bird to his office and told her, “Every bad thing that happens on the court is your fault.”


That seems like an immense amount of pressure, but Sue Bird said that it made no sense at the moment.


She said Geno is amazing at understanding people, his players, and how to get the best out of them.


Bird said that Geno saw in her a player who had the ability to juggle a lot on the floor and have her hands and fingerprints on everyone and everything. This was him challenging her to bring that out.

REFLECTION QUESTIONS?


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video?

2 - Are you a dip-your-toe-in-the-water type of person, or do you jump in the pool?

3 - Coaches, how do you get the most out of each individual player?

4 - Athletes, how do you respond when your coaches challenge you?

5 - Coaches, how do you challenge your athletes, and how do you manage their responses; good and bad?


DWYANE WADE | TEAM SPORTS


NBA Champion Dwyane Wade: My dad didn’t care when I came home and I had 40 points. My dad cared when I came home and I had 16 points, 12 assists, 10 rebounds, and 7 blocks. He was trying to show me that it is not about the individual. If you play a team sport, it has to become bigger than you.

REFLECTION QUESTIONS


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from this video?

2 - Why did you choose your sport to be your sport?

3 - Is the team bigger than you?

4 - Would you rather have 40 points, or would you rather have 16 points, 12 assists, 10 rebounds, and 7 blocks?

THE OTHER SIDE OF WINNING


Everything you ever wanted is on the other side of winning. One bad play for winners doesn’t become 2 or 3. It’s one. Making shots don’t make us play hard. Play hard because it's the right thing to do.

REFLECTION QUESTIONS


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from this video?

2 - How do you move on from mistakes?

3 - Do you play harder when you are making shots, or do you always play hard because it's the right thing to do?



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