Sat, 15 Jul|
Loreto College, St Albans
All ability - Adult - St Albans (3)
Play to grow the forgotten 3rd skill
Time & Location
15 Jul 2023, 19:00 – 20:05
Loreto College, St Albans, Loreto College, St Albans, Hatfield Road, St Albans Hertfordshire AL1 3RQ
About the event
We play to make meaningful connections to find a way of playing we can’t yet see. It's about seeing the bigger picture. It’s seeing the forest to find a way we can’t yet see through the trees. It's finding a way of playing when our mechanical and technical skills are not enough.
This is the forgotten 3rd skill because many of us spend most of our time learning - and being measured - by standardized, mechanical, and technical skills. When climbing a tree we don’t think about the forest. Only learning to execute mechanical and technical skills narrows our view. We stop seeing the 3rd skill. We have solved this in St Albans and surrounding areas - by creating a community club where everyone can play to develop the 3rd skill - across multiple sports and other activities. To play to make meaningful connections to find ways of playing - we can’t yet see. When our mechanical and technical skills are not enough we need to find another way - even if - especially if - we can’t yet see it. That is the 3rd skill.
When players have the 3rd skill we get teams like Manchester City, Denver Nuggets, and the New Zealand rugby union team. We get athletes like Roger Federer, Lionel Messi, Richie McCaw, and Stephen Curry. They always seem to be able to find a way that nobody else can see. It's a handy skill to have.
- 7 to 8pm. Loreto College, St Albans, Hatfield Road, St Albans Hertfordshire AL1 3RQ
- Our Games Coaches all belong to their governing body called GamesCoaching.ORG
- All ability Mixed. No trials, No squads.Players are not allowed to constantly impose any superiority they have in the first two skills. We play to learn the 3rd skill.
- It's a shrunken court. About 5 meters shorter. This makes it more about manipulating space and less about athletic ability. Less running. perfect if you have not played for a while.
- Don't let a lack of money stop you from coming. We ask for £7.50 but you are welcome to pay what you want.
What the players say
"They are fun. They are stress free. Jon - has a way of teaching that I don't feel I am are being told what to do. I am encouraged to make my own choices and then supported with the decisions I make. There is no wrong decision. Only learning opportunities. Jon always finds a way to make feedback constructive and positive to help me make my own evaluations about my performance and how I can improve. He is supportive while pushing you to always be better and reach maximum potential".
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 tickets£7.50
Pay what you want
Please, don't let a lack of money stop you from coming. We are a social enterprise. Or, pay more as a donation.Pay what you want