WELCOME TO ST ALBANS LIONS KEEP-FIT BASKETBALL CLUB

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ABOUT US


We develop the mental agility to adapt when things don't go our way to find a better way

We lift our performance beyond executing a plan

We lift our mental health beyond just coping with the pressure to be being perfect, task focused, individual

We learn new skills in an adapting agile culture supported by mental agility coaches

 

WELCOME TO ST ALBANS LIONS BASKETBALL CLUB

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OUR ONE RULE IS "BE KIND"

“BE KIND” MEANS EVERYONE GIVES THEMSELVES AND OTHERS SPACE TO TRY DIFFERENT WAYS. IT MEANS EVERYONE TRY'S TO AVOID BLAMING THEMSELVES AND OTHERS IF DIFFERENT WAYS DON’T WORK


A LACK OF BLAME MAKES IT EASIER FOR EVERYONE TO QUICKLY ACCEPT THEY HAVE MADE A MISTAKE... MAKING IT QUICKER FOR EVERYONE TO ADAPT TO AVOID THE MISTAKE HAPPENING AGAIN. IT MEANS WE ALL ADAPT TO FIND WAYS THAT WORK TO VARYING DEGREES FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED. A “BE KIND” RULE MEANS WE ALL TALK, LISTEN AND ADAPT WITHOUT BLAME


IT MEANS IT IS AN ACT OF UNKINDNESS FOR ANY OF US TO MAKE OTHERS FEEL WRONG IF THEY INCORRECTLY FOLLOW THEIR INSTRUCTIONS. IT MEANS LEADERS AVOID TELLING OTHERS OFF FOR NOT DOING AS THEY SAY. INSTEAD, LEADERS HELP OTHERS REFLECT TO SEE THAT WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS NOT WORKING, AND SUGGEST DIFFERENT WAYS TO TRY

A “BE KIND” RULE MEANS IT IS WRONG TO SAY THERE IS ONLY ONE RIGHT WAY. ANYONE WHO TRIES TO ESTABLISH ONE RIGHT WAY, WILL EVENTUALLY BE ASKED TO LEAVE. OUR "BE KIND" RULE MEANS THERE ARE ALWAYS OTHER WAYS... WE JUST NEED TO ADAPT TO FIND THEM AND THEN SELECT A BETTER WAY

 
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WELCOME TO ST ALBANS LIONS KEEP-FIT BASKETBALL CLUB

 
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OUR "BE KIND" RULE MAKES US INCLUSIVE AND OPEN

WE HAVE ONE RULE... "BE KIND"


OUR "BE KIND" RULE MEANS EVERYONE IS GIVEN SPACE TO IMPROVE THEMSELVES WITH ONLY A ROUGH IDEA OF WHERE THEY ARE GOING AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN. IT MEANS NOBODY BLAMES THEMSELVES OR OTHERS WHEN THINGS DON’T GO AS THEY EXPECT... WE ALL GET ON WITH THE JOB OF ADAPTING TO FIND A BETTER WAY


EVERYONE ADAPTS TO WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING TO FIND DIFFERENT ADAPTATIONS, COMBINATIONS, AND VARIATIONS IN CO-ORDINATE MOMENTS OF SPONTANEITY, SELF EXPRESSION AND COLLECTIVE IMPROVISATION, CONFIDENT THAT IF REQUIRED WE CAN DO THE EXTRAORDINARY


OUR "BE KIND" RULE MEANS EVERYONE GIVES OTHERS SPACE TO DEVELOP THE GOOD JUDGEMENT ON WHEN TO REFLECT AND SPOT WHEN SOMETHING IS NOT WORKING AND STOP DOING IT. SPACE TO TRY DIFFERENT WAYS TO FIND A BETTER WAY. SPACE TO PERFECT WHAT WORKS FOR AS LONG AS IT WORKS

“Be kind” means everyone gives themselves and others space to try different ways. It means everyone try's to avoid blaming themselves and others if different ways don’t work


A lack of blame makes it easier for everyone to quickly accept they have made a mistake... making it quicker for everyone to adapt to avoid the mistake happening again. It means we all adapt to find ways that work to varying degrees for everyone involved. A “be kind” rule means we all talk, listen and adapt without blame


It means it is an act of unkindness for any of us to make others feel wrong if they incorrectly follow their instructions. It means leaders avoid telling others off for not doing as they say. Instead, leaders help others reflect to see that what they are doing is not working, and suggest different ways to try

Our “be kind” rule means it is wrong to say there is only one right way. Anyone who tries to establish one right way, will eventually be asked to leave. Our "be kind" rule means there are always other ways... we just need to adapt to find them and then select a better way

 

WE PLAY FOR FUN, FITNESS AND KINDNESS


We adapt when things don't go our way to find a better way. We are not trying to become perfected, play making, error free players. We try different ways to add to the best version of ourselves


We learn new skills in an adapting agile culture supported by mental agility coaches

We are run by LifeSkills21.club who implement adapting agile cultures

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WE PLAY IN AN ADAPTING AGILE CULTURE

WE LEARN NEW SKILLS BY ADAPTING WHEN THINGS DON'T GO OUR WAY TO FIND A BETTER WAY

We are run by LifeSkills21.club who implement adapting agile cultures

 

WELCOME TO ST ALBANS LIONS COMMUNITY KEEP-FIT BASKETBALL CLUB

 
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WE PLAY IN AN ADAPTING AGILE CULTURE

WHILE PLAYING IN A “GET IT RIGHT” CULTURE GIVES US COMFORT THAT WE ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING BY REMOVING THE POSSIBILITY THAT THERE ARE OTHER WAYS... IT ALSO LIMITS OUR OPTIONS TO GET BETTER. WE LIFT OUR POTENTIAL BEYOND DOING THE RIGHT THING CORRECTLY BY LEARNING NEW SKILLS IN AN ADAPTING AGILE CULTURE SUPPORTED BY A MENTAL AGILITY COACH

 
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IF OUR ONLY GOAL IS GETTING THINGS RIGHT, WE REMOVE THE POSSIBILITY OF THERE BEING OTHER WAYS. WE LIMIT OUR OWN POTENTIAL TO A PERFECTED, TASK FOCUSSED INDIVIDUAL WHO FEARS, MISTAKES AND ONLY DOES WHAT THEY KNOW WORKS


WE WANT TO "REWILD" COMMUNITY SPORT BY RUNNING SESSIONS WHERE PLAYERS OF ALL ABILITIES TRY THINGS THAT THEY DON’T KNOW WILL WORK. ACT WITHOUT HAVING ALL THE SOLUTIONS. ADAPT WHEN THINGS DON’T GO THEIR WAY TO FIND A BETTER WAY


WHAT WILL EMERGE?


WE DON’T KNOW


BUT WE WILL LIFT OUR POTENTIAL BEYOND TELLING EACH OTHER OFF FOR MISTAKES TO PEOPLE WHO ADAPT TO FIND SUSTAINABLE WAYS TO LIVE TOGETHER ON OUR AMAZING PLANET

 

HOW DOES A MENTAL AGILITY COACH IMPACT THE MENTAL HEALTH OF PLAYERS?

By helping players see there are always other ways ... which helps them see they can do more than just cope

 

HOW DOES A MENTAL AGILITY COACH LIFT PERFORMANCE?

By helping the team move beyond their ability to execute a plan error free

 
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WE ARE AN ESCAPE FROM A “GET IT RIGHT” CULTURE WHERE WE ONLY ACT WHEN WE HAVE ALL THE SOLUTIONS. ONLY ACT WHEN WE KNOW IT WILL WORK


WE DEVELOP NEW SKILLS IN AN ADAPTING AGILE CULTURE


OUR MENTAL AGILITY COACHES COACH EVERYONE TO SPEND LESS TIME THINKING ABOUT WHEN TO ACT AND MORE TIME ACTING WITHOUT KNOWING IF IT WILL WORK AND THEN ADAPTING TO FIND A BETTER WAY


WHAT WILL EMERGE?


WE DON’T KNOW


BUT WE WILL LIFT OUR POTENTIAL BEYOND TELLING EACH OTHER OFF FOR MISTAKES TO PEOPLE WHO ADAPT TO FIND SUSTAINABLE WAYS TO LIVE TOGETHER ON OUR AMAZING PLANET

 
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OUR "BE KIND" RULE

TO HAVE A RIGHT WAY OF THERE ALWAYS BEING OTHER WAYS


TO GIVE OURSELVES AND OTHERS SPACE TO IMPROVE WITH ONLY A ROUGH IDEA OF WHERE THEY ARE GOING AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN

TO GIVE OURSELVES AND OTHERS SPACE TO FIND OTHER WAYS BY TRYING SOMETHING THAT WE DON'T KNOW WILL WORK AND WHEN IT DOESN'T WORK ADAPT TO FIND A BETTER WAY

TO ADAPT TO FIND DIFFERENT ADAPTATIONS, COMBINATIONS, AND VARIATIONS IN CO-ORDINATE MOMENTS OF SPONTANEITY, SELF EXPRESSION AND COLLECTIVE IMPROVISATION TO DO SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY


TO GIVE OURSELVES AND OTHERS SPACE TO DEVELOP THE GOOD JUDGEMENT ON WHEN TO REFLECT AND SPOT WHEN SOMETHING IS NOT WORKING AND STOP DOING IT. SPACE TO TRY DIFFERENT WAYS TO FIND A BETTER WAY. SPACE TO PERFECT WHAT WORKS FOR AS LONG AS IT WORKS

COME PLAY WITH US

 
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WE PLAY FOR FUN, FITNESS AND KINDNESS

 
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WE PLAY KIND


KIND ENOUGH TO GIVE OURSELVES AND OTHERS SPACE TO IMPROVE WITH ONLY A ROUGH IDEA OF WHERE WE ARE GOING AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN

KIND ENOUGH TO GIVE OURSELVES AND OTHERS SPACE TO FIND OTHER WAYS BY TRYING SOMETHING THAT WE DON'T KNOW WILL WORK AND WHEN IT DOESN'T WORK ADAPT TO FIND A BETTER WAY

TO ADAPT TO FIND DIFFERENT ADAPTATIONS, COMBINATIONS, AND VARIATIONS IN CO-ORDINATE MOMENTS OF SPONTANEITY, SELF EXPRESSION AND COLLECTIVE IMPROVISATION TO DO SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY


KIND ENOUGH TO GIVE OURSELVES AND OTHERS SPACE TO DEVELOP THE GOOD JUDGEMENT ON WHEN TO REFLECT AND SPOT WHEN SOMETHING IS NOT WORKING AND STOP DOING IT. SPACE TO TRY DIFFERENT WAYS TO FIND A BETTER WAY. SPACE TO PERFECT WHAT WORKS FOR AS LONG AS IT WORKS

WHICH MEANS OUR RIGHT WAY IS THAT THERE ARE ALWAYS OTHER WAYS... AND THOSE OTHER WAYS CAN BE DIFFERENT FOR EACH OF US

 
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WE PLAY SMART


SMART ENOUGH TO SPOT WHEN A NEED TO GET IT "RIGHT" STOPS US TRYING DIFFERENT WAYS TO FIND A BETTER WAY


SMART ENOUGH TO DRAW MOTIVATION FROM KNOWING THAT NOBODY KNOWS THE RIGHT WAY. THERE ARE ALWAYS OTHER WAYS


SMART ENOUGH TO FIND OTHER WAYS BY TRYING SOMETHING THAT WE DON’T KNOW WILL WORK AND WHEN IT DOESN’T WORK ADAPT TO FIND A BETTER WAY

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TRADITIONAL COACH AND A MENTAL AGILITY COACH?