Our parents have to remind us to “have fun” and coaches feel the need to tell us,
“Remember: go out there and have fun.”
Did I miss something? Is fun something kids have to be trained for and constantly reminded of because they seem to lose that skill over time?
My kids are 6 and 8 and when they come to me and say,
“We’re bored. What should we do?”
I say, “Go be kids”.
And sure enough, I’ll find them a few minutes later having created a wolf den out of an Amazon box and they’re hunting wolves with sticks/lightsabers they found outside. Children naturally slide into the state known as “play”. It’s literally their essence.
And we take that from them in so many ways at such an early age. When I have spoken to...
with Coach Seth Alan Taylor from Ianni Training
What is a BLESSING? Declaring something good.. That’s all it is! We are going to declare something GOOD before stepping out on the field.
Put music in your headphones. Sit on bench or on grass at the field. Close your eyes.
Picture yourself stepping out of your body (like a ghost) and then face your body.
Now, don’t forget you are “the person” LOOKING at you sitting. It’s time to give your body a blessing before playing.
As you do the following, picture a white light going into your physical body.
DO & SAY THIS
Touch your bodies forehead - "May your eyes be open to the gift that struggle is and may it make you strong"
Put your hands over ears - "May your ears be open to the teaching of your teammates and coaches and may it make you humble"
Put your hands over heart - "May your heart be open today to...