- What sports are you involved with? (Not all students may play sports; encourage students to share other activities that involve training or preparation.)
- How do you train or prepare for your activity? (Possible answers: going to practice, running laps, etc.)
It takes a lot of work and practice to become really good at something. If we aren’t properly equipped, we won’t be at our best. It’s probably safe to say that the more important something is to you, the more effort you’ll make to be sure you are properly equipped. This video demonstrates how this can be taken to some pretty extreme places.
Play this video for your students [3:03; stop at 1:45]:
Child Gymnast Bootcamp: Training China’s Next Champions
- Have you ever wanted something so badly that you trained intensely? (Give students time to share.)
- What’s the longest you’ve ever spent preparing for something? What was the result of your training? (Possible answers: I was successful, I achieved my goals, I was proud of what I accomplished.)
Professional athletes and other highly trained people spend a great deal of money to become fully equipped for the things that are most important to them. But there’s one challenge that everyone needs to be trained for. What is it, and how can we be sure we are fully equipped for it? Let’s find out.