I love mistakes

Often times, I’ll encourage a kid to make a BIG mistake! I know. You think I’m crazy. But please let me reframe what I mean.

During basketball camp (or anything in life), a person should do their research, ask questions, and then move forward. If everything wasn’t perfect, and mistakes were made, that’s ok. Mistakes are part of the growth process.

Over the years, I’ve made tons of mistakes! I’ve lost tens of thousands of dollars! Made bad decisions relative to my family! Lost basketball games because I implemented the wrong strategy! But at the same time, I’ve grown significantly and have become wiser.

Had it not been for those mistakes, I wouldn’t be where I’m at today! So, thank you mistakes! You’ve helped me in ways you can’t imagine! You’re awesome!

Wait a minute! Deep down, do you really think I want to make mistakes?! Heck no! But at the same time, I don’t want to be paralyzed by the thought of making mistakes, and then don’t do anything.

About the author 

Coach Berry

John Berry (a.k.a. Coach Berry) has been a basketball coach and skill development trainer since 1993 and has coached hundreds of games and instructed 1,000’s of kids. Coach Berry is, and always has been committed to helping youth in life and on the basketball court.