We have created a culture at Oberlin College where it is exciting to be a member. Our older players are valued for their knowledge, and they have the opportunity to show and strengthen their understanding by teaching the first-year players. After years of doing this, we have instilled this culture systematically. Here are six methods we’ve used to create a culture of learning.
I believe that we have empowered our young people to have a mindset that life is instantaneous and very forgiving. It is a life that the world in which they live is at their fingertips: video games, internet, text, smartphones, all instantly gratifying. As a result, teaching athletes how to fail may be the most important aspect in teaching them how to win.