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Week of 4/19 Circle-Up Reflection Questions


1 - Geno Auriemma | RECRUITING ENTHUSIASTIC KIDS

2 - Dawn Staley | ALLOW YOU TO FAIL


Geno Auriemma | RECRUITING ENTHUSIASTIC KIDS


Geno Auriemma is the head coach for UConn’s women’s basketball team. He has won 11 national championships. In the video below, he says recruiting enthusiastic kids is harder than ever.


He said, “Recruiting kids that are really upbeat and loving life and love the game and have this tremendous appreciation for when their teammates do something well is really hard.”

REFLECTION QUESTIONS


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video?

2 - What kind of kids does Geno say are hard to recruit?

3 - What does being enthusiastic mean and look like?

4 - How can you manage yourself when you are facing adversity, not scoring, or on the bench?


DAWN STALEY | I love you enough to allow you to fail.


Dawn Staley is the championship head coach for the University of South Carolina. She is known for coaching her athletes hard and loving them harder.


In an interview, she said, “I’m very different from your parents because your parents don’t want you to fail and be uncomfortable. They do everything in their power to make sure you don’t feel the pain that they felt growing up. And it’s probably their biggest mistake because you are going to fail. I love you enough to allow you to fail.”

REFLECTION QUESTIONS


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video?

2 - Do you love your athletes enough to allow them to fail?

3 - What do you learn from failure?

4 - How can you ensure that you learn and grow from failure, and not shut down?




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