Set the Table

This may feel a bit morbid but the reality is we have a greater appreciation and higher level of intentionality in the present when we have the end in mind.

Leaders want to live with an understanding that today matters and the present is a gift. This season, this team, this moment won’t last forever and when we recognize that reality, we live greater in the moment.

The Slippery Stone exercise will encourage your players to live each day to the fullest. It’ll provide them a perspective allowing them to give all they have to each other and to the moment. No wasted days. No meaningless moments.

Leaders know every day counts and want to win every day.

"“As we went through the season, the Slippery Stone exercise gave me a new perspective and appreciation for the season. It made me cherish my senior season that much greater.”"
Senior Varsity Baseball Player

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Lesson Plan

Player Growth Areas

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Exercise Reminder Card

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Quiz Questions

Quiz Questions

Use these questions below to engage after you have taught the exercise.

  • Why is it important to appreciate each day?
  • What happens to our team when we don’t give our best as individuals?
  • Leaders know that every day __________.
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At Home

Coaches, use the below question, reflection, and action to engage parents, guardians, and other family members in the lessons learned in this exercise.

Suggestions on how to use: Email to parents the day you have taught this lesson, add it to the materials you send home, or text it to text message threads with your players.

  • Question: How did Slippery Stone give you perspective not to waste any days and not have wasted moments?
  • Reflection: Why do leaders take advantage of every day?
  • Action: Share what you plan on doing to make the most out of every day left in the season
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Coach’s Reflection

Coach, take a moment to reflect on the lesson and how you can lead by example to your players. 

Coach, what are the things you enjoy most about the season? Take a minute to reflect on how much joy you get from coaching and how you will miss it once the season is over. Live in gratitude each day with the joys of coaching!