"There is no ability without eligibility."
Support player learning as part of our culture. How?
1. "Read. Read. Read. Read. Read." - Werner Herzog
Reading exposes us to new people and ideas. Reading bakes in curiosity. Share with players what we're reading and where reading has taken you. Make reading the norm.
2. Set high expectations.
Family. School. Basketball. Dawn Staley shared that she performed well in class at Virginia when she embraced the message that academics needed the same commitment as basketball. Don't accept the "dumb jock" stereotype for yourself or your team. Set "honor roll" grades as a priority.
3. Learn how to learn.
Formal free courses such as Coursera's "Learning How to Learn" help. Carve out "thinking time" as part of your day.
- Pomodoro method - build in short study breaks, 25 minutes on, 5 off
- Spaced repetition - study the same material at intervals
- Self-testing - what did I learn from this chapter, book, lecture?
Big words come from little ones. "Great offense comes from multiple actions." Chessmasters see the board as groups of pieces or chunks.
Important reminder. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/omCLZEF00S— Brad Weinstein (@WeinsteinEdu) August 16, 2022
Lagniappe 3. Obradovic!
Coaches: Simple Inbound Under set from @PartizanBC’s Coach Obradovic, one of best ever. Always try to get a “cheap” basket then run something you are already good at. In this case, side pick & roll. pic.twitter.com/UBv02cykXG— Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) August 16, 2022
Lagniappe 4. From Dan Pink in Drive
- Mastery is a mindset. (Carol Dweck)
- Mastery is a pain. (Consider military academy training)
- Mastery is an asymptote. (Make achieving our best a quest.)