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Sunday, June 28, 2009

NBA Ballers 3 on 3

What a kick to see the finals for 3 on 3 age group 16 - 18!

Final game one team had 2 London Ramblers: Sean "The Truth" Patrick and Charles "The Thunder" Kamau and the other team had 3 London Ramblers: Erick "Rocky" Fasado Pennetti, Evan "Dozer" DeGier, Andres "ARAM" Ramirez.

Three other teams had other players from the same OBA team... Chidi "The Smack" Majok on one team. Colin "The Human Flash" Mandich and Nick "The General" Norwood on a team. Also Leon "Rockets" Mboko on a team.

Good showing boys. You are all winners by my estimation.
Coach Paul

How many hours do you have logged? OR how deep do your roots go?

How many hours have you logged?

In Geoff Colvin's book, Talent Is Overrated he talks about the 10 Year Rule.

The one thing that all expertise theorists agree on is that it takes enormous effort to build these structures in the mind. Simon coined a psychological law of his own, the 10-year rule, which states that it takes approximately a decade of heavy labor to master any field. Even child prodigies, such as Gauss in mathematics, Mozart in music and Bobby Fischer in chess, must have made an equivalent effort, perhaps by starting earlier and working harder than others.

In Malcolm Gladwell's book, Outliers he talks about the rule of 10 thousand hours.

Ten thousand hours! Why so long? Exeperts such as Daniel Levitin, the author of This Is Your Brain On Music, and Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers: The Story of Success figure that it takes ten thousand hours of practice to become an expert in almost anything.

In nature we see that the bamboo plant grows very little in the first 10 years. It spends those years establishing it's root system. After that time period it can grow up to 100 feet per year.

Figure it out.. take the time to determine how many hours you have logged. How deep are your roots. Then calculate how long it will take you to get where you are going.

Coach Paul
Sean is doing well with on his AAU team. Great group of athletes! They had their first tune up game before they head off to Indiana and Kentucky. They played against the top AAU team in Canada and came out with a very decisive win 95 - 64.
Coach Paul

Year End

Well it was a terrific year for me. The U17 girls team made it to D2 and competed 6 games in OBA's to get 4th. They also received the Fair Play Award.
The U16 team made it to D1, and competed well. They had a great record this season.
Busy, very busy, but very rewarding.
I'm looking forward to keeping in touch with all the players during their high school season.
Good Luck
Coach Paul