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Anson Dorrance, World Cup Champion coach & Winner of 22 NCAA D1 championships at UNC will do an on-stage chat with Mike Keating on mastering the ball & athletic character. Anson has published several books including The Vision of a Champion and has a wealth of knowledge he readily shares with anyone interested on how to be their best. Anson’s legacy at Carolina has been compared to the 1920’s Yankees. He will present mastering the ball and developing athletic character as decisions each of us get to make every day. Open Q&A at the end. Broadcasted live Monday, Jan 15th, 10:00 AM EST.
“The synergy in topics between these three speakers coming to the January Bash 2018 is uncanny. Master skill, master self, grow character. Anson adds over 35 years of coaching at UNC and the US National Team. He is a master storyteller and full of candor on what it takes to reach your personal best. Hold on to your hat for this chat on elite player development at the highest levels!” Mike Keating
We’re very excited to announce that Anders Ericsson, high performance expert, architect of the 10,000 hour rule and best-selling author of Peak The New Science of Expertise will present at the January Bash on January 13th , 2018!
Florida State University Professor Ericsson discusses how you can learn from expert performers who’ve mastered their craft. Professor Ericsson will then engage a panel of Captain Elite players from 12 years old up to pro level who are in a Captain Elite research project to learn the most difficult field skill in soccer on their own, in less time, without a trainer. The results of this Captain Elite 4-month project on learning to score on free kick set pieces like famous players Ronaldo and Messi will be presented. Open Q&A at the end. Broadcasted live Saturday, Jan 13th, 2018, 12:45 PM EST
“Anders Ericsson is a giant in elite human performance. If you look at the latest research from a variety of thought-leaders, much of it refers to Anders’ work. If you get only one thing from Anders, let it be this, ‘This is a fundamental truth about any sort of practice: If you never push outside your comfort zone, you will never improve.’ Enough said.” Mike Keating
We’re thrilled to announce that Angela Duckworth, character development expert and author of the NY Times best-selling book Grit The Power of Passion & Perseverance will be speaking at the January Bash on January 14th.
University of Pennsylvania Professor Duckworth will discuss why some people work so much harder than others and the learnable traits that lead to greater success in sports and life. She will then lead a Captain Elite panel with players from 10 years old to high school to Pro MLS player Brandt Bronico to find their source of motivation and work ethic. Open Q&A at the end. Broadcasted live Sunday, Jan 14th, 12:45PM EST
“It’s such an honor to learn from the world’s preeminent thought leader on character development. By the time players reach elite levels, 80% of their continued ascent is mental. Angela’s work at the Character Lab (www.characterlab.org) & the Behavioral Change for Good initiative (https://bcfg.wharton.upenn.edu/) is transforming lives all over the world.” Mike Keating