Richard Sparks on what we can learn from John Wooden

Richard Sparks on what we can learn from John Wooden:  “One of the noticeable things about the way Wooden worked his UCLA teams was to spend much more time in drill (focused on specific skills) than scrimmaging (playing a mock game). The advantage was that in drill, he could focus his players’ work on skills and techniques that needed work (passing, shooting, defense, etc.), whereas in a scrimmage, only one player had the ball at any one time and less work for each player.”

I’ve also found Wooden’s advice helpful from a larger perspective as well.  There are several books about him that I have read, including Beyond Success and They Call Me Coach.  Of course, there is also his pyramid of success which can be applied to any endeavor.  What I love most is that the cornerstones of the pyramid are Industriousness and Enthusiasm.  If you demonstrate just those two qualities, you’re already most of the way there.

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