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So if you missed it, I posted 2 videos on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest about how I came to love dance and then cheer. The second video was about my present coaching gig. At the same time I was having a love affair with cheer, I also was coaching and loving basketball. I played basketball for a short period of time and won 1 championship as a player. As a coach I went to 2 championships and was 1-1. I coached CYO, AAU. and an athletic league team.
Sports were always a part of my life as a kid and even now as an adult. From sports as a young kid you learn team work, you learn that not everyone has the exact same skill, you learn communication is key to success and you learn that you will not win all the time. (And that is okay)
As a coach you learn how to connect with others, you learn how to inspire others and you learn that you need to plan in order to succeed.
All these lessons are not just about sports, but also about life. I learned a great deal from coaching basketball as I have also learned from coaching cheer. One of the most important things in life is to learn how to train yourself to know that you can achieve what ever you set your mind too and to set reasonable goals. Having respect for your coaches in sports helps kids later on in life when dealing with adults or authoritative figures. If you’re not passionate enough, you’re never going to achieve anything. You need to really want to do something to be able to do it. Try, try and try again until you succeed.
Focus, mentally tough, and determined are things that coaching basketball.
Stay tuned for The Diary Of A Social Gal Part 3 – my 19 years as a Preschool Teacher Video coming on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.