4 Principles of Doing Good

  1. Effort
    Vince Lombardi, the famous Green Bay Packers coach, used to tell his players, “We will chase perfection, and we will chase you incessantly, knowing all this time that we will never be able to find you. But along the way we will catch the beauty. ”I don’t think you’ve ever reached perfection, but you can achieve the goal of doing well.

Lack of effort, carelessness, and improper focus are not recognized in action and should be addressed promptly and firmly. Top coaches criticize the action, not the individual except for one. If a player is corrected for the same mistake over and over again, the coach can and should question his attitude and dedication to his teammates.

A key factor in catching up is making good mental mistakes. Many losses are the result of mental, not physical, errors. Lack of torture leads to unjust killings. Bob Knight, a former Indiana and Texas Tech coach, used to say that the mind is as physical as 4 does in 1. We thought it would be very close as 10 approaches 1. be at the forefront of training and practice.

  1. Strength
    The second most important goal in the job market is to be physically and mentally fit. Please consider the best teacher you have ever had. If I were to ask you to raise your hand to one of these two questions about this teacher, which one would you choose?

Was it easy? Was he harsh and demanding?

I believe that most of you, if not all of you, would choose this for two reasons. The teacher you need may have taken you to a level you did not even think you could reach. Second, that teacher may have made you stronger and more likely to give you a GIFT.

The gift of strength is well described in the title of Rev. Robert Schuller’s outstanding book, Tough Times Never Last but Tough People Do. There are great hardships in life and none of us are liberated. Strength helps us to endure difficult times.

“That’s what we do over and over again. Brightness, therefore, is not an action but a practice. ”- Aristotle

  1. Repetition
    Repetition is essential for habits to work. John Wooden, UCLA’s basketball coach, believed in the proverb, “Repetition is the mother of education.” Usually students or players are listed as transporters very quickly. If they had time to repeat the task often enough, they would not know it well.

Imagine Rudy from the movie, “Rudy.” In the first twelve years of school – first grade until high school in high school – he was told he was too deaf to study. It wasn’t until his first year at Holy Cross Junior College that a diagnostic test informed him that he had dyslexia. He says it was the best day of his life because he now knew why reading was so difficult.

Through the repetition of football foundations and the repetition of his class work, Rudy earned his degree and his place in the football team at the University of Notre Dame. When an action occurs in game mode, Players do the following:

See, think, answer or read, narrate, answer.

Major players and big teams remove the second step. Instead, they see and respond or learn and then respond. There is not enough time to think or discuss because the game will be about them. They can respond quickly because they repeat the task over and over again in the habits.

  1. Built
    Major habits need to be well organized. It is important for coaches to take the time to plan well. Some trainers use a scoreboard to keep track of each part of the practice. Others write down the ball sequence and scrimmage and find out how each part is done before moving on to the next stage.

Some trainers have a practice structure that they follow with multiple drills and scrimmage that can be used in each phase.

One format used by basketball coaches is:

Attacking Foundations
Protective Foundations
Team Protection
Group Case
Special Conditions
Most coaches like to end the practice with a fun team ball, so players will leave a good note and get ready for the next day’s practice.

Final Thoughts
Consider the following four steps in planning your routine or training sessions in order to look for beauty:

Chase perfection; to capture beauty.
Make practice / training difficult and necessary.
Consider the importance of repetition.
Plan well-planned habits that end in a positive, happy note.





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