Learning is a Skill

by on February 13, 2008
in Athlete Learning

From TrueHoop:

“Learning is a skill. Being a student is a skill,” [Grizzlies Head Coach Marc] Iavaroni said. “You have to seek out wisdom. You have to take notes. You have to set goals.”

And, Rasheed Wallace as the voice of reason:

Whether it is with a young frontcourt player like Amir Johnson, or the rookie backcourt of Rodney Stuckey and Arron Afflalo, Wallace has been in turns either in their ear or on their backs, constantly prodding them to, as he says, “Just play.” 

“I am just trying to get them to play instead of them being so mechanical,” he said. “They are out there like, ‘If I make a mistake I am coming out.’ Nah, just go out and play. Be yourself and play your game. If you make a mistake or take a bad shot, it’s not the end of the world. Just play through it.”

Sharing is caring!

  • What Is A Playmaker?

    Who decided that a point guard has to be small? More importantly, what is a point guard? We expect a point guard to be a leader and have a high basketball I.Q. Why don’t we expect or challenge all players to develop this game awareness? Why rely on only one player? Read more →
  • The PBDL Concept

    English soccer academies wait until players are 11 to play full 11v11 soccer; in Italy, youth basketball players participate in skill-oriented clinics at 6-years-old, but start competitive games at 12. In the United States, kids play 5v5 full court games and compete for national championships when they are 8-years-old.

    Read more →

  • Starting A PBDL

    The PBDL emphasizes learning and development. Presently, players and parents have numerous recreation options - leagues based on fun and equal participation, typically for beginners - and numerous competitive opportunities - teams focused on strategy, game preparation and winning. There are few true development leagues - until now.

    Read more →