Let’s say you stayed out too late the night before the game.
Let’s say you didn’t do your homework, you didn’t study and you flunked a test that you needed to pass to make the grade to;
A. Stay in school
B. Remain eligible to participate in your sport.
Let’s say you skipped practice, you said something ugly to your coach, you reacted poorly to someone..
All right… Bring it in and listen up.
Take a break, relax… In fact let’s say for the sake of this blog post… your practice is over and I want to give you some things to do at home that might give you some perspective on why we do what we do!
How about a Chalk Talk on watching TV?
I would imagine most that read The Chalk Talk Blog Post have spent at least a fair amount of time watching ESPN.
You are a player on a team.
You have a Coach.
You like this Coach. You respect this Coach.
You believe in what this Coach is teaching you, directing you to do… where to be and what to do in specific situations and circumstances that are ever rapidly changing.
You trust this Coach to provide you with a path… a path that you will willingly follow.
This is the time to Follow a Path.
Okay… bring it in. Let’s talk about real life stuff here for a second. Let’s try to keep in mind that what we Coach… our players apply at home, at school… and of-course, LIFE.
Something that we all try to encourage everyone to have is; empathy. Basically we want everyone to understand and be aware of someone else’s situation and circumstances, or maybe more directly put; we don’t want to think of only ourselves.
You give your child A New Gift! A beautifully carefully wrapped present you know will bring great joy to your child!
The time comes…
The paper often ripped off the gift and the box/packaging torn open fast and furious! Right?
Nothing brings you greater joy than showering your child with this gift.
But, how often it is that the gift is damaged or ruined before it sees it’s purpose fulfilled…
First, we should recognize that we must understand it’s not a good idea to put ourselves… first.
Most of us, at some point in our lives, have heard the following words, or the phrase that we may or may not know originate from one of two Bible verse’s… Matthew 19:30 that says; “But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.
Alright everybody listen up.
Bring it in.
It’s time for a Chalk Talk.
Some of you may be return visitors? You may or may not remember the last series of blog’s I posted that inspired my book “Chalk Talk” Vol.1?
Regardless of which category you fall into, I am glad you have found your way here to this right now moment…