Early bird gets the worm. I spend my Tuesday mornings at Abbeycollege teaching and coaching the game of basketball to a group of kids. I’ve been impressed with the progress and gains that have been made. Some of the kids are on teams and you can see their development continuing. What really stood out to me was the couple of beginners who started to come to learn the game of basketball. Even though football (soccer in the US) is their main sport they still continue to come because they’re having a great time.
It’s very impressive how the beginners might struggle or get frustrated BUT they continue to come each week, early in the morning for training. But now they’re getting better, growing as a basketball player with their knowledge and skill. I know it’s tough to get up early for something optional but I’m happy to see them keep trying and still be very coachable. I’m glad they’re able to find some fun with the game I’m so passionate about and their progress has been really noticeable. I’m excited to see the continued gains that will come about. Not just on the basketball court but in life. This shows their commitment, attention to detail, not being a quitter and much more! I just hope they see how this can transfer over to life lessons and continue to grow as a person and a baller.