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Let me be blunt and scream this from the rooftop: the best athletes PLAY sports. They don’t work them, they play them. When sport becomes more work than play, athletes struggle, they grind, and if they cannot get back to playing instead of working, they eventually drop out. From youth to pros, when the fun goes, soon to follow is performance. But what about developing future athletes? What is the role of play in the training and advancement of aspiring young players to the next level? Should they be practicing or playing sports? If they do both, is one more important than the other? For kids under 12, I believe wholeheartedly the answer is yes. And that answer is PLAY! The role of deliberate practice in skill acquisition is a hot topic. Without rehashing everything I have written on the subject in the past, simply defined deliberate practice is the focused improvement…

Bright reflections playfully explore contemporary topics and aim to make you think. They are always teasing, sometimes provoking, but never judging.  With a flirt to sport and business… Okay, we have seen, read or heard it all. However, what is contemporary and still very current in coaching? The topics below seem static, it is the context that diversely changes. Whether it’s in health, education, business or sport, slight changes may influence the way to reach goals and to achieve what may have not been possible before. Make a coaching plan. Same as in business, make a plan. Go through the process and ‘putting things’ to paper. Some have great ideas, but they miss-lacking in execution. Do your research, do your home work. Share and aim for feedback. ‘Here is what my philosophy or product or service is, here is how I am going to attack the market and beat the competition, here…

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