Ball Handling Challenge
Work on your handle and complete this ball handling challenge this week to improve your strength and control!
Go as hard as you can with this and make mistakes! Once you get comfortable doing this series a few times, do it for speed to push yourself. (Beat your time)
50 Pound dribbles Right, Then Left (knee high)
40 In and out R, then L
30 Pound dribble, crossovers
20 Behind the back V’s (continuous cross)
10 Triple combo (crossover, between, behind)
20 Scissors between the legs
30 In and out crossovers
50 Speed Pounds (low to ground) Right, Then Left
Reach out when you complete the challenge!
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John Lewis, Remembering a Hero
John Lewis, congressman from Georgia and civil rights activist, died Friday and leaves behind a big legacy. Let’s remember him and celebrate the things he did for our country, while committing to what we must continue to do to carry forward in his efforts. As a country, now is the time we leave behind “I’m not racist” and replace it with the activism, education, and reform that says “I’m anti-racist.”
John was a member of the Big Six, coordinating the March on Washington in 1963 (he spoke that day at only age 23). He was a young leader fighting to help end legal segregation in our country (he was arrested 24 times in his nonviolent activism), working hard to register voters in the deep south, serving in SNCC, and organizing the march in Selma, AL. He continued to work as a public servant, always seeking greater justice for all.
Becoming an anti-racist means educating yourself, speaking up when you see injustice or racial hatred, and deciding that you can do more because we can all do more. In this country we need to promote the equality of black and brown people (friends, neighbors, co-workers, students, strangers) and remove judgment, hatred, and exclusion of all forms. Black people in America deal with a struggle every day that needs to be a memory for the next generation, thought of only as “how it used to be”. For that reality, our role in this just got bigger. In memory of John Lewis, the fight for equality and a better future continues.
Influential quotes from John Lewis:
(*share one on a social media platform AND share it with 3 friends for a conversation starter!!)
“Not one of us can rest, be happy, be at home, be at peace with ourselves, until we end hatred and division.”
“Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.”
“When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.”
“We are one people; we are only family. And when we finally accept these truths, then we will be able to fulfill Dr. King's dream to build a beloved community, a nation, and a world at peace with itself.”
"It is the power in the way of peace, the way of love. We must never, ever hate. The way of love is a better way."
"How Are You Doing?"
This is a self-checkin and a peer check-in reminder. Checking in on those around you on a deeper level is a good thing. Remember to take care of yourself and others as we go through many unknown scenarios and new ways of being together socially. Be a leader in positive influence.
-Exercise! Sweat is medicine
-Laugh! Enjoy time with family, friends, or a comedy to lighten your mood and simply laugh!
-Grow. Find an area you can push yourself for growth each day. Ideas could include reading/studying a topic, chasing fitness/sports goals, establish a new habit and practice discipline each day.
-Appreciate and understand balance in your life!
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