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Week of 3/14


1 - Steph Curry | ADVICE FOR YOUR 13-YEAR-OLD SELF 2 - Tyrese Halliburton | FIND THE HARDEST WORKER

3 - Bobby Portis Jr. | STAY READY

4 - Tim Corbin | A TEACHABLE SPIRIT

5 - Bobby Portis Jr. | THE JOURNEY TO STABILITY


Steph Curry | ADVICE FOR YOUR 13-YEAR-OLD SELF


In an interview, NBA superstar Steph Curry was asked, “What advice would you give your 13-year-old self? Steph said, “Be yourself. You are a sponge at that point of your life, but we were all made different and God gave us all different abilities and gifts. You may not always be able to define or identify it, but you know what makes you different - how you approach life, think, talk, dress, move, and treat people. Embrace that and stay true to that no matter what room you walk into.


Then, stay learned up on and well-versed on the rooms you walk into so that you are prepared and able to present your best self."

REFLECTION QUESTIONS


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video?

2 - What advice would you give your 13-year-old self?

3 - What is something special and unique to you?

4 - How do you embrace yourself and stay true to yourself no matter what room you walk into?

Tyrese Halliburton | FIND THE HARDEST WORKER


NBA All-star Tyrese Halliburton was asked what it was like going from a small-town high school to Iowa State. He said he had to figure out how he was going to get on the floor. He was a part of the highest recruiting class in Iowa State’s history, but he was the lowest ranked in that class and nobody knew who he was.


Tyrese said that his dad told him, “Just find the hardest worker, and do everything he does. Then try to do more.”


Tyrese found and followed a 5th year senior all year. They would work out in the morning, after practice, and at night, and they became very close that year because the senior appreciated the way Tyrese was willing to work.



REFLECTION QUESTIONS


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video?

2 - Who is the hardest worker you know?

3 - The 5th-year senior had to embrace Tyrese and bring him along. Is that something you would be willing to do? Would you take a young player under your wing?

Bobby Portis Jr. | STAY READY


Bobby Portis Jr. is an NBA champion who is known for his hard work and toughness. He was an All-American in college at the University of Arkansas, but when he got to the NBA, he didn’t always play a lot of minutes.


In the video below, Bobby talks about how he handles DNP-CD - Did Not Play - Coaching Decisions.


He said he had great vets who told him to, “Stay ready. Things happen. Players get traded, players get hurt, and your time is going to come at some point. Once your number gets called, you have to be ready to show the coach that you can fill a spot and help the team win.”

REFLECTION QUESTIONS


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video?

2 - How do you stay ready, mentally and physically, when you aren’t playing as much as you would like?


Tim Corbin | A TEACHABLE SPIRIT


Tim Corbin is the head baseball coach at Vanderbilt. During his tenure Corbin has turned the Commodores into a national power, leading Vanderbilt to two national championships in the last nine seasons.


On a podcast, Tim said, “Teaching stops when [an athlete] puts up their walls and defense mechanism because the teacher feels like they don’t want to get better. That doesn’t help the kid, and it doesn’t help the team.


Corbin says, “Be firm and help kids understand what a teachable spirit is, and how it is for the betterment of their growth is something that needs to be communicated and explained in a way where a young kid can experience the growth that he’s going to get by going through those experiences.”


REFLECTION QUESTIONS


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video?

2 - Have you ever stopped teaching and coaching a kid because you felt like they didn’t have a teachable spirit? If so, was there anything you could have done differently? 3 - What is a teachable spirit, and how do you communicate and explain it to your athletes?

Bobby Portis Jr. | THE JOURNEY TO STABILITY


JJ Reddick is a former NBA basketball player, and in the video below, he is interviewing current NBA player Bobby Portis Junior.


JJ says to Bobby, “It feels like the journey to get to stability is not always a linear path, and it doesn’t always happen right away.”


Bobby says, “The journey is going to be the journey, and highs and lows are going to happen in your career. But all the things I’ve gone through throughout my career, I’m forever grateful for because it made me a better player and better person on and off the court.”


Bobby goes on to talk about his experience, going from a high school and college All-American to a person who doesn’t play very much, if at all, in the NBA, and how he had to just keep working hard so that he was ready for his turn.

REFLECTION QUESTIONS


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video?

2 - Do you feel like the path to success is linear or filled with ups and downs?

3 - What are some ups you can celebrate?

4 - What are some downs that you have overcome?

5 - What advice would you give to someone who is struggling with adversity or not playing?


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