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Grit and Resilience

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Mary Jo, sent me an article recently on how soldiers train to be Navy SEAL’s.  While I don’t profess to know anything about military training the article pointed out many things that all of us can do when faced with challenges.
The author points out eight secrets of how to prepare of obstacles we face.  As a coach and former player I believe these all to be true and can help our young Athletes become more confident, improve their skills and prepare themselves for the rigors of practice and games.

  1. Purpose and meaning. It’s easier to be persistent when what we’re doing is tied to something personally meaningful. (being on a TEAM and how important it is to work together)
  2. Make it a game. It’s the best way to stay in a competitive mindset without stressing yourself out. (challenge yourself every day)
  3. Be confident — but realistic. See the challenges honestly but believe in your own ability to take them on. (understand your abilities)
  4. Prepare, prepare, prepare. Grit comes a lot easier when you’ve done the work to make sure you’re ready. (Constantly practice and improve your craft..In the Classroom and on the field)
  5. Focus on improvement. Every SEAL mission ends with a debrief focusing on what went wrong so they can improve. (watch video and take constructive criticism)
  6. Give help and get help. Support from others helps keep you going, and giving others support does the same. (be a great teammate)
  7. Celebrate small wins. You can’t wait to catch the big fish. Take joy where you can find it when good times are scarce. (how many ground balls can I get, did all my shots go on cage, did I sub through the box correctly)
  8. Find a way to laugh. Rangers, SEALs, and scientists agree: a chuckle can help you cope with stress and keep you going. (We play to have fun…period end of story)

Real grit and resilience pays dividends long after the challenges are over. They build bonds that last a lifetime.

Link to the full article http://www.bakadesuyo.com/2015/01/grit/

 

See ya on the field!

Coach Lou

Coach Lou to speak at the US Lacrosse National Convention

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Baltimore, Maryland

The US Lacrosse Convention is this weekend January 23 to the the 25th.

It is a truly amazing experience to be an attendee at the National Convention.  You get to see the best coaches in the country speak, see new equipment and swag, learn about new rule changes.  You get a chance to catch up with friends and ex-teammates and you are surrounded by one of the best sports organizations in the country…US LACROSSE.

I have many friends at US Lacrosse and they run such a great event.  It is no small task as I have served on the convention committee before and what the people at US Lacrosse do before during and after the event is top notch and first class all the way.

This will mark my 16th time presenting at the convention and I am honored and humbled to be speaking again.  I meet so many great coaches every year and I love that fact that I get to help in some small way.

If you plan on attending I hope to see you and if you can stop in and see my presentation.

Lou Corsetti Atlanta Youth Lacrosse Don’t Settle for 6 on 6: How to Score in an Unsettled Situation Friday 3-4pm

Hope to see you there,

 

Coach Lou