Episode 4: Trust the process

On episode four of the Jack Skille Show, we are take time to highlight and underscore some of the lessons learned from our first episode, and share some stories from our own experiences around the theme of trust: trusting the process, trusting coaches, finding your own path, and how coaches can gain the trust of players.

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Show notes

  • 0:00 – The role of parents in developing athletes: “The most influential person in a young athlete’s life are their parents, both positive or negative.”
  • 4:30 – Early specialization vs. playing year round: “Listen to the experts, trust the coaches. They all say the same thing: you also need to get away from your sport and become a well-rounded athlete.”
  • 7:45 – Every path is different and knowing when it is right to go all in.
  • 10:30 – What’s the rush and the fear of missing out.
  • 15:30 – Overcoming inevitable setbacks and examples: “There will be setbacks. You can either embrace them and find a way to get better through them, or fall down the pissy well. Don’t fall down that pissy wall, it has slippery walls and is hard to climb out.”
  • 19:00 – Confidence, consistency and real mental toughness.
  • 22:45 – When it is right and wrong to be motivated by the next level.
  • 26:00 – Tips for coaches: getting trust and respect of players.