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Week of 3/7 REFLECTION QUESTIONS

1 - Gabrielle Union | BEING SPORTS PARENTS

2 - Dawn Staley | RELATIONSHIP WITH PARENTS

3 - Dawn Staley | COACHING TODAY’S KIDS

4 - Jerry Seinfeld | FIND THE TORTURE YOUR COMFORTABLE WITH

5 - Chris Paul | NON-COMPETITIVE TEAMMATES


Gabrielle Union | BEING SPORTS PARENTS


Being a sports parent is hard. It takes time, and it is expensive. We invest a lot of time and money into our kids’ sports, and it can be draining! But it's good to know that we aren’t alone in this journey! Actress Gabrielle Union married former NBA star Dwayne Wade, and they raised athletes. In the video below, Gabrielle talks about some of the struggles that come with being a sports parent!

REFLECTION QUESTIONS


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video? 2 - Do you invest too much in your kids' sports? 3 - Kids, what do you think about this video? Are your parents like this?


Dawn Staley | RELATIONSHIP WITH PARENTS


Dawn Staley is a hall-of-fame basketball player, and one of the most successful coaches in basketball as the coach at the University of South Carolina. In the video below, she talks about how she had to motivate Aliyah Boston in a way that embarrassed her.


As soon as the conversation happened, Dawn reached out to Aliyah’s parents. Dawn said, “I have really good relationships with our parents. Those are the people I talk to the most because those are the people who have the most interaction with their daughters. If I can get to them and get the messaging right, we don’t have any problems.”

REFLECTION QUESTIONS


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video?

2 - How would you describe your relationship with your parents? 3 - Would you have reached out to Aliyah’s parents if you knew you embarrassed her?

4 - Is it important to have a relationship with the parents of the athletes you coach?


Dawn Staley | COACHING TODAY’S KIDS


Dawn Staley was asked if she is able to coach kids today the same way she was coached when she was an athlete.


Dawn said, “I cuss and fuss, but I balance it. If they mess up, I’m cussing and fussing. If they do something great, I’m chest-bumping and high-fiving. Our players respect me and I respect them.”

REFLECTION QUESTIONS


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from this video?

2 - How would you describe your coaching style? Are you a cusser and fusser, a chest bumper and high-fiver, or both?

3 - How do you find the balance between holding people accountable while still showing them that you care?

4 - How often do you communicate with the different people in your athletes’ lives?


Jerry Seinfeld | FIND THE TORTURE YOUR COMFORTABLE WITH


Jerry Seinfeld is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is best known for playing a semi-fictionalized version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld.


In an interview, he said, “I’m never not working on material. Every second of my existence I’m thinking, ‘Can I do something with that? It is torture, but your blessing in life is when you find the torture you’re comfortable with. Find the torture you are comfortable with, and you’ll do well.”

REFLECTION QUESTIONS


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video? 2 - What is a torture that you are comfortable with?

3 - What is a torture you wish you were more comfortable with?


Chris Paul | NON COMPETITIVE TEAMMATES

Chris Paul is one of the NBA’s best point guards and fiercest competitors. He said that when he was playing in Houston, one of his coaches said, “One of the hardest things you are going to have to work on is being able to deal with somebody who doesn’t care as much as you care.”


Not everyone is going to love to work hard and compete as much as you do, and you have to learn how to manage that while not letting it affect you too much.

REFLECTION QUESTIONS


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video?

2 - What is one thing you feel like you care about more than most people?

3 - How do you manage working or playing with people who don’t want it as much as you do?


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