Webinar – Jonty Skinner: Leading Through A Holistic Approach
January 4, 2021
We kicked-off our Monthly Educational Campaign on Leadership with a new episode of our Webinar Series. Chris P., Rush Soccer’s Developmental Director, discussed Leading The Person with our guest, Jonty Skinner, four-decade experienced coach, having worked as USA Swimming’s Director of National Team Technical Support, and International Swimming Hall Of Fame member.
Leading The Person:
“You have to understand that things that you’ve learned from playing the game and training to get better, are things that will carry you through all your life. So, I think is really important for coaches to find ways of taking teaching moments in the training sessions, and helping kids understand that what they are doing on the pitch, helps them become a better person.”
One of the coaching aspects that Jonty highlights is the necessity of having a holistic approach:
“If you can improve the holistic side of your athletes on the field, they are going to perform better on the tactical and technical level. It doesn’t matter what sport you are in, if you focus a lot more on the holistic side, I think everyone gets better.” – Jonty Skinner.
What’s fundamental on a holistic coaching approach?
“You must have conversations with the athlete that have nothing to do with the sport. You have to know the athlete; you begin to understand him or her. Getting to know the athlete and letting the athlete know you as a human being, sets the groundwork to this relationship. You have to find time to interact with your athletes on a personal, one-on-one level. If you don’t create that foundation, everything that comes beyond isn’t as valuable for both of you.”
This drill is designed to help you improve your ball control. This is a great drill to help you develop the ball control that will enable you to cut and change direction quickly. Goal: When you reach the point of being able to do whatever you want with the ball; you will have more fun playing the game.
Speed on your feet is something really important for a soccer player on and off the ball. In this work out we will challenge your speed. 7 exercises to perform as fast as you can. Are you the fastest FITTER player? Let us know! Have fun!
Rush Soccer has 11 core values. These core values are more than great words, are behaviors that we commit to and that we expect others to show as well. These are Respect, Unity, Safety, Humility, Tenacity, Empathy, Advice, Leadership, Enjoyment, Accountability, and my favorite Passion! Learn about Passion with this video and find them all in the word puzzle below!
And here we are! Last week of our program. Now is time to check how much you improved after working hard and consistently through these weeks. Go through the work out early in the week and finish strong by doing the fitness test. Let us know your results! We are looking forward to knowing how you did!
Are you ready? We are going to need your full attention! Concentrate, pay attention to the details and find the seven differences! Send us a screenshot and show us where they were! But hey! Shhhh… Don’t let the others know!