Your discipline will be formed by your decision making.
What do you believe in?
The answers tell a lot about you. The area you grew up in. The kind of childhood you had. Values taught to you at a young age. Some you discarded. Others became part of you.
Have you ever asked why?
Discipline is a misused word. It has a negative connotation. And I don’t know why. I mean honestly, how many successful people do you know who lack discipline? Name one. I’ll wait. I can’t think of any either. Please don’t misunderstand me. Discipline does not just refer to people who starve themselves of fun or pleasant activity just to get a bottom line. Those people actually lack discipline because they haven’t learned to say no to something small to free up time for something big.
Saying no is discipline. Saying yes is also. It depends on the context. And that context is your life.
Your hopes and your dreams and your visions form the context of your decision making.
Your discipline will be formed by your decision making.
It is the most important skill you can develop. A few ways to act with discipline:
· Decide what you won’t do. Make a list and post it. Could be something as simple as I won’t look at my phone during any meal.
· Decide what you will do. Make a list and post it. I will ask each family member one question about their day before they go to sleep. Start small always.
· Develop a morning routine. Few things in this world give you the feeling of accomplishment like owning your morning does. Ideas: read, write, meditate, listen to music, walk, stretch, run, workout, eat a healthy breakfast. Or all of the above.
· Do your most important actions first thing in the morning before you check e-mail, facebook and twitter.
Discipline is simple. Not easy. Know who you are and what you want. Answer those questions. The discipline you need to take will show itself.
Discipline is simple. Not easy. Know who you are and what you want.
"All I Do Is Win" is designed to ramp up the competitive nature of practices. It's a simple system where the coach records the winners of the drills and games used in practice. Both individual winners and each member of a winning team receives a tally mark beside their name after each competitive drill or game. Recognizing every member of a winning team usually allows each player the opportunity to receive marks.
Throughout a practice the coach can tell the players where they rank compared to their teammates or they can post the standings in the locker room. Our players were always wanting to know their score and their position. There can be weekly or monthly rewards for the player with the most “wins”. We ended up buying the player with the most "wins" for the season a nice gift at our end of the year banquet.
Bottom line - Teach your players the importance of competing.
With football season basically upon us, I wanted to make a teaching correlation between football and basketball. Playing quarterback, at least at the highest level, is regarded to be the most difficult position in sports to play. I will confess that I have never played football or coached it, but watching it my whole life I can understand the extreme difficulty of the position. Let’s take a quick look at some basic teaching points for playing QB.
Quick Lesson on Quarterback Progression and ReadsFull Article - prepqb.com - How to Play Quarterback
Progression is the order in which the quarterback looks at receivers running routes in a particular play. There are two principal types of progressions that you will encounter, pure progressions and key read progressions.
Pure Progression - In a pure progression, the pass patterns in the play are assigned numbers, one to three for example. The quarterback looks to throw to the receiver running the first pass pattern at the end of his drop. If that receiver is not open, the quarterback resets his feet and looks to the number two receiver, and if the number two receiver is not open, the quarterback resets his feet and looks to the number three receiver. In each case, his footwork tells him when to look to the next receiver.
Key Read Progression - In a Key Read Progression the quarterback drops back watching defender who is the key defender and throws away from the movement of that defender. (Ex: Strong Safety)
How does Rhythm Offense fit in?
Next bullet point is from TopGun Quarterback and Receiver Academy regarding QB progressions
Key Read Progression
Key Reads for player with ball
To some degree quarterbacks combine the idea of “Reads” and “Progressions” when deciding what to do with the football at the end of their drop. The same goes for the Rhythm Offense basketball player who reads their defender (Reads) in the context of the Count Method (Progression). The quarterback is not necessarily told what option to choose and what player to throw the ball to. The coach helps the quarterback feel comfortable by providing them with the progression reads. The reads help the quarterback look for certain players/passes at certain times. The Rhythm Offense basketball coach doesn't necessarily tell the basketball player which action to perform on the catch. The basketball coach can help their players feel comfortable by providing them with progression reads. If using a progression teaching approach for quarterbacks is common practice, then why don’t coaches use a similar approach for basketball.
Using the Count Method with your team goes beyond helping them with the timing of their individual moves and the timing of your system.
Just using the “One Count” can have the following benefits for your players: