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Week of 3/20 | CIRCLE-UP REFLECTION QUESTIONS

1 - Sean McVay | WHERE DO YOU START?

2 - Micah Lancaster | HOW TO STRUGGLE

3 - Jason Richardson | THE ABCs of SPORTS

4 - Sean McVay | COACH THE PERSON


Sean McVay | WHERE DO YOU START?


Sean McVay is the head coach for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. He became the youngest NFL head coach in the modern era when the Rams hired him in 2017 at the age of 30. Jon Gordon asked him, “Where do you start?” When you step into a leadership role, where do you start?


Coach McVay said it starts by establishing what we want to stand for and the core values that will guide our everyday process and develop a legitimate standard of performance that can serve as the guiding light for our team.


He said that had to identify the temporary milestones and things they can focus on every day that will lead to giving themselves a chance.


He said you start with the culture. Culture drives expectations and beliefs, expectations and beliefs drive behavior, behavior creates habits, and then habits create the future. It all starts with culture.

REFLECTION QUESTIONS


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from this video?

2 - What is the culture of the team you are on, coach, or lead?

3 - In an ideal world, what 5 words or phrases would you use to describe the culture of the team you want to play on, coach, or lead?


(I don’t own this video, but I am using this for educational purposes. You can access the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCYmMJgh1EU)

Micah Lancaster | HOW TO STRUGGLE


Micah Lancaster is a basketball skills trainer. In the video below, he talks about how important it is to learn how to struggle. Nothing great is accomplished without some struggle, but so often, athletes block their own growth because they are afraid to struggle.


In the video, Micah says, “A lot of times, we don’t go at it fully because we know we can’t do it. That will KILL your development. You have to find a way to go full effort at the stuff you stink at.”


(I don’t own this video, but I am using this for educational purposes. You can access the full video here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CqAyFk6OuYE/?hl=en)

REFLECTION QUESTIONS


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video? 2 - When you are faced with something you aren’t good at, what do you do? Do you attack it, or do you hold back?

3 - What can you do to get yourself more ready to attack the things you aren’t good at?

Jason Richardson | THE ABCs of SPORTS


Jason Richardson played for 14 years in the NBA. When talking to a group of middle school athletes, he said, “I met a coach in middle school who changed my life. He said, “Jason, you have the potential to be a professional athlete, but you have to learn the ABCs of sports.”


He said the ABCs of sports are:


A - Academics B - Balance

C - Character


You have to have your academics together, you have to have balance in your life, and you have to have great character.


Jason said, “Do you have an attitude on the bench, or are you cheering for your teammates? Are you diving on the floor to win games? Are you playing defense? Are you cheering your team on? Are you making the extra pass? Are you doing the little things to stand out?”

REFLECTION QUESTIONS


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video?

2 - Which one of the ABCs are you strongest at?

3 - Which of the ABCs are you weakest at?

4 - What is something you can do this week to get better at the ABCs?

Sean McVay | COACH THE PERSON


Sean McVay is the head coach for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. He became the youngest NFL head coach in the modern era when the Rams hired him in 2017 at the age of 30. Jon Gordon asked him if he coaches every one of his athletes the same.


Coach McVay said, “While you want to be consistent, you want to understand the intricacies with how they respond. Good coaches help their players reach their highest potential, and in order to be able to do that, it starts with being able to connect with them as a human being first. Build and develop a relationship so that a foundation exists that enables you to coach a player where they know, ‘I’m not criticizing you; I’m coaching you because I care about you.’”


“People don’t care how much you know until you know how much you care.”


(I don’t own this video, but I am using this for educational purposes. You can access the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCYmMJgh1EU)

REFLECTION QUESTIONS


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video?

2 - Do you coach all of your athletes the same?

3 - How do you build relationships with your athletes so that they know you care?





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