Gym Rats Leadership Academy
Gym Rats Inc. exists to provide a teaching and learning forum to establish foundational core values for youth participants ages 5-19 and adult coaches to become positive influences within their communities. Our mission is to empower the youth of today by instilling life-lessons and a healthy sense of self-respect, emotional and physical well-being, work ethic, confidence, respect for community, and commitment through the sport of basketball.
During the Leadership Academy, we will be reading and discussing Joe Ehrmann’s “Inside Out Coaching”. Each coach/mentor will receive a copy of the book. The Leadership Academy schedule is outlined below. This is a requirement for all Gym Rats and Indy Heat coaches. We are excited to start our journey together through self-awareness and the internal work necessary to become a transformational coach, teacher, mentor, and/or parent.
See you on the Court!
Part I: The InSideOut Process
Chapter 1 – Stepping inside
Chapter 2 – My Heroes have always been coaches
Chapter 3 – A Complex Transaction
Chapter 4 – The Plays that thing
Chapter 5 – The Why: The way and how
Part I – Questions
How we make sense of our lives dictates how we live them?
Can you recall a time when someone coached, taught, or parented you in a way that caused you fear? Explain
Have you ever been surprised, frightened or disappointed by a behavior in your coaching career that seemed out of character for you?
How often do you honestly reflect on and evaluate your life? With whom are you totally honest?
Inside out coaching begins with an intentional process of understanding yourself so that you can renew your mind and be transformed and impact the athletes you coach for life.
Part II: The InSideOut Program
Chapter 6 – Community: A Team without walls
Chapter 7 – The classroom after class: sports as co curricular
Chapter 8 – Contact, Communicate, Connect
Chapter 9 – Just Win Baby
Chapter 10 – Ceremony
Part II – Questions
We all have memorable sports moments, positive and negative share one of your most memorable sports moments from childhood.
Can you think of a couple of “game changers” in your life that have shifted your direction? Explain
Discuss an experience when you have been your BEST as a coach? Discuss an experience when you have been your WORST as a coach? How is your heart revealed in your coaching behavior?
What old memories keep you from being fully alive to life and to your players?
What are the next steps you will take this week to move toward a more integrated spirit filled transformational approach to you coaching?
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InSideOut Coaching begins with a commitment to the process of knowing yourself.