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If we are only learn by following instructions we are likely to learn to fear mistakes.

If we fear mistakes we can learn to not do anything unless we are 100% sure it is correct and that we can do it. Anything less is failure. Anyone less is a failure. It is stressful, exhausting, and harmful way to live. It stops us exploring our potential.

It's also dangerous. We don't learn how to deal with mistakes. When things go wrong, we can make things worse.

@ LifeSkills21.club we use sports to give everyone, all abilities, all ages, from beginners to pro's an experience of the opportunities of being a little less perfect. A real-time, in the moment experience of learning through trial and error to make a moment of it going wrong ... a moment of success.

This helps everyone to reduce their fear of failure. To see that mistakes are opportunities to learn what we didn't know we could do. 

 

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We are agile thinkers when we can think on our feet to turn a moment of struggle to a moment of success

Coach Jon Thorne
Playing sports to coach agile thinking
Founder of LifeSkills21.club

 

"Most of us want to avoid things going wrong. It's why most of us put most of our energy into making things go to plan. And less effort into improving our ability to handle the moments it goes wrong.

But things go wrong. It is a truth of life.

We all struggle at times. Nothing always goes to plan.

This is where we come in. We use sports to help players practice for the moments it goes wrong. To think on their feet to turn a moment of struggle to a moment of success. To trust their struggle. To go with their struggle. To see where it takes them and not be scared of things not going to plan"

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"EVERYONE HAS A PLAN TILL IT GOES WRONG"

Our events have coaches who use a quicker bite-size version of the trial-and-error learning process used by many elite sports coaches. They break a sport down into bite-size actions that end with a pause point. Coaches coach players to use these pause points to learn moment-to-moment. To think and act in an agile way. In the moment it goes wrong, players think on their feet to build their own unplanned sequences of bite-size actions to create a moment of success. Players turn a moment of struggle to a moment of success.

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“At first glance we look like sports coaches but our sessions feel very different. Our coaching CV is all agile thinking. A sports coach's CV, say a basketball coaching CV is about what teams they coach.

Our goal is good agile thinking. The sport is a means to an end. The end is better agile thinking. The quality of play is less important to us.

A basketball coach wants good quality basketball. Agile thinking is their means to their end. The quality of agile thinking is less important to them.

I would expect a good basketball coach to get their players playing basketball to a higher level than I could. I would expect to get the same players to a higher level of agile thinking than a good basketball coach could.

A technically good basketball coach and a technically good player will achieve higher performance if they are better at thinking in an agile way. We can come in. Lift agile thinking and leave.”

 
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"When we are over coached, over taught, over managed we tend to become good at following instructions 

We tend to over plan, over control, and over stress. We tend to under perform when things don't go to plan


It is a truth of life. Things go wrong.

We all struggle. Nothing always goes to plan"

Coach Jon Thorne
Playing sports to coach agile thinking
Founder of LifeSkills21.club

 
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PLEASE NOTE

WE ARE EMPLOYED AS AGILE COACHES. NOT SPORT COACHES. WE MIGHT LOOK THE SAME, BUT WE PLAY TO COACH AGILE THINKING. WE ARE LESS TECHNICALLY FOCUSSED. OUR SESSIONS FEEL VERY DIFFERENT.