The two questions all athletes on teams have to ask themselves are: How can I be better? How can I help the person next to me be better?
The intangible skills that answer those questions will help young people succeed both in their sport and when they go out into the world. They will be confident no matter what room they step into, able to work productively with all types of people and able to help create great team cultures wherever they go.
We all believe that sports teach life skills. But how often do we explicitly spend time on them? P/ATH Sports, founded by former USA Volleyball player Cassidy Lichtman, is creating free content that can help us develop these critical skills in as little as 10 minutes per week.
The process is simple: watch a short video featuring engaging stories from an influential role model, use the guiding questions to reflect and choose how you’re going to practice that skill. Then repeat!
P/ATH is a non-profit organization offering free content featuring some of the most successful athletes and coaches across sports using their experience to teach lessons around how to build mindset skills, develop great team culture, break out of the boxes we get put in and how the most valuable life lessons we learn in sports can transfer off the court or field. In partnership with P/ATH, we’ll be sharing featured videos with you once every two weeks.
The long-term goal is not just to position our kids and their teams for success, but to position their generation to build a better world. Think about what our world would look like if everybody asked themselves those same two questions: How can I be better? How can I help the person next to me be better?