For those who have followed my blog, it should be pretty obvious by now that I am again talking about yet another lost.
You see, Team O went on a 6-0 run and reached the TNG Basketball Tournament’s (Division B) Finals… only to lose to Team E.
Here are my takeaways from that lost:
- I remember seeing a sign in the Atlanta Hawk’s gym that went something like “The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.”
- This is not to say that we did not prepare at all, but I suppose it was not enough. We had two practice sessions prior to the tournament… and that was that. Looking back, we should have used the week-off prior to the championship game for another scrummage.
- On the other hand, Team E was clearly well-prepared with their numerous defensive sets as well as a discipled attack on the offensive front.
- The And and the Grasshopper
- It’s probably a far-fetched analogy but I’ll try it anyway. The lesson of the story of the Ant and the Grasshopper, just like the previous point, is about preparation. However, the focus this time is on preparing during the summer times (or the good times).
- I’ll take the blame here because, as the coach, I should have used those blow-out games we won as practice sessions for other defensive and offensive sets. Instead, I allowed my team to slack-off and was just satisfied with getting a win.
Still, it was still a great run and I am really thankful to the team for trusting me to be their coach, despite technically still being a rookie with the company. 😉
Ryan’s top five talent themes are:
Relator, Arranger, Learner, Maximizer and Individualization.
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