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Week of May 30 Circle-Up Reflection Questions

Updated: Jun 3, 2023

1 - Yolett McPhee-McCuin | GREATNESS IS HARD

2 - Coach Dan Rolfes | DO THESE THINGS

3 - Jeff Van Gundy | THE GOLDEN RULE OF BASKETBALL

4 - Chris Johnson | What is Failure?


Yolett McPhee-McCuin | GREATNESS IS HARD


Yolett McPhee-McCuin is a Bahamian-American basketball coach who is the current head coach of the Ole Miss Rebels women's basketball team In her 5 seasons in Oxford, she. has elevated Ole Miss women's basketball back into the national spotlight.


In a postgame interview, she talked about how hard greatness can be and how it requires commitment and consistency.


Coach said:

“Greatness is hard. Every day, every moment - seen and unseen - to be great at anything is going to take work. It’s going to take unbelievable commitment. My story is just one of consistently outworking my opponent, and consistently trying to outdo myself.”

REFLECTION QUESTIONS


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video?

2 - Are you outworking enough people to become great?


COACH DAN ROLFES | DO THESE THINGS


Coach Dan Rolfes is a Team USA women’s basketball coach. In the video below, he told a group of athletes what he and his coaching staff is looking for.


He said coaches don’t want to have to coach effort. Coaches want athletes who will do all the little things, and athletes who will let them coach - teach, draw up plays, and make adjustments.


If you want to make the team, do the little things - bring energy, play tough defense, be a talker, have and show your IQ, and don’t make your coach talk about effort.


If you do those things, you will ALWAYS have a chance.

REFLECTION QUESTIONS


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video?

2 - Do you truly understand what your coaches want from you?

3 - Do you do what your coaches want from you? Why or why not?

Jeff Van Gundy | THE GOLDEN RULE OF BASKETBALL


Jeffrey Van Gundy is a commentator for ESPN and a former professional basketball coach of the New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets.


While talking to a group of athletes, he said, “Celebrate others’ success as you would want them to celebrate your successes. The key to life celebrating others’ success. The people who can celebrate the successes of other people live a more stress-free, less anxious life. Don’t ever forget the amount of work ahead of you.”


He also said, “Pass unto others as you have them pass unto you. Help on defense onto others as you have them help on defense onto you.”

REFLECTION QUESTIONS


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video?

2 - How do you celebrate the successes of your teammates?

3 - Can you do a better job of celebrating their success? How?

Chris Johnson | What is Failure?


Chris Johnson training some of the best basketball players in the country. He said, “Failure is not missing or making shots. Failure is not turning the ball over. Failure is not having a defensive breakdown. Failure is having bad body language and sitting on the bench moping. It’s your response. Every day we get to choose our response.”


REFLECTION QUESTIONS


1 - What is your biggest takeaway from the video? 2 - What is failure to you? 3 - How can/do you learn from and bounce back from failure?



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