Sun, 22 May|
Bushey Grove Leisure Centre
All Ability -16 plus - Basketball Game IQ - Watford - Sunday (WSun001)
Growing our Game IQ by playing basketball
Time & Location
22 May 2022, 19:00 – 20:00
Bushey Grove Leisure Centre, Aldenham Rd, Bushey WD23 2TD, UK
About the event
We play with celebration at our heart as we develop Game IQ through playing basketball. We compete with our brains for our brains with fun, fitness, and kindness. We all laugh as we all (teammates and opponents) share in a dance of movement. A warm welcome is guaranteed.
This session is half-court. Mixed and 16+ - all abilty - A warm welcome is guaranteed.
Game IQ Explained
Game IQ is the awareness to change the rhythm and flow of movement in the space between everything is known and nothing is known - the ‘betweenness’ where the game of life is played.
Game IQ it’s not an intellectual awareness. It is just awareness. The game is a living process, that does not take place in steps. We feel like we are both participants and observers at the same time. Experiencing fleeting moments of instant pure awareness of everything around us punctuated with complete narrow isolation as we shoot. It’s to have both peripheral vision and hard focus or central vision. To have moments of soft, unfocused, awareness of a very deep sort of knowing and both moments of isolated pure narrow focus where nothing else matters as we shoot. It is to be both objective, isolated, and dispassionate and at the same time emotional, connected, relaxed and flowing while knowing when to stop. To be creatively disciplined. Rigid and flexible. Constantly changing with (some degree of) permanence. Separate and united. It's immediate and temporary in experience.
“Beautiful” is a good word to describe a moment of players using their Game IQ - because no one can define the word, or everybody defines it differently, and yet we all know when we see it. It is a shared dance of movement.
Coaching Game requires having Game IQ and an understanding of how the brain sees space. Click here to learn more about how the brain sees space.
What stops us from having Game IQ? - While it is mainly a good thing to know more we can slip into thinking the answer to all problems is to know more. The more we know the more in control we feel - until life comes along to show us we don't know enough. If we don't know enough it is easy for us to think we know nothing and panic. Or deny what is happening. Life IQ is about accepting we can never know everything. We can never close the space between everything is known and nothing is known because the 'betweeness' is where the game of life is.
Game IQ Coaching is using the process of playing games to help players learn how to change the rhythm and flow of movement in the space between everything is known and nothing is known. To develop Life IQ.
Benefits of playing with us
- Players enjoy sharing a dance of movement - regardless of ability - where we feel connected, that we are contributing and that we matter.
- Players learn how to change the flow and rhythm of movement in the space between “everything is known” and “nothing is known” - the ‘betweenness’ where the game of life is played.
- In conventional sports settings, players use their Game IQ to get a result when something they and their Sports Coach have practiced doesn’t work - creating agile, adaptive, teams that can get a result when things don't go to plan.
We are a social enterprise using the process of playing games to bring people together regardless of their ability to play or pay in an inclusive, diverse, high-performing community where Game IQ Coaches help players change the rhythm and flow of movement in the space between everything is known and nothing is known - the ‘betweenness’ where the game of life is played. There are always free tickets to all our events. No need to explain why you want one. Just email Jon.Thorne@LifeSkills21.club
We can have a maximum of 9 players. To guarentee a spot book here. You can still turn up on the day, but check the website or app before you come down. Just incase we are full. If not sure text or phone me 07770 672440
Health and safety
The additional risk for what we do compared to Sports Coaching is that we have a much wider range of abilities and ages. Sports Coaching manages this risk by streaming players by ability and age. We manage this risk in a different way so that we can safely bring a more diverse group of people together. Click here to see our risk assessment in a google doc.
Please note : Game IQ Coaching is perfect for running team sports for neuro-diverse players because we don't rely on all players being able to all follow the same instructions at the same time - and we can safely mix a broad range of ages and abilities that are blended to create enough structure to play a game but not so much players get stressed and anxious about making mistakes.
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Lets play ball
We are a social enterprise. We use all profits to give those who are excluded or vulnerable to social exclusion a free experience of playing sports and games where everyone set's each other up to succeed. Where everyone constantly imagines other ways. Where everyone uses mistakes to find what is next and grow. Experiences to build a belief that they are not stuck as they are now. Thank you. Contact jon.thorne@LifeSkills21.club to get a free ticket£6.00
Pay it forward
This "Pay it forward" ticket gives someone a free ticket to this event. They are typically people who suffer social exclusion because they think differently. They use our events to grow a belief in themselves that they can live a life of their making free from a fear of not being good enough in the eyes of others. Thank you!£6.00