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The Full 90 with Mike Avery

90 word reflections on coaching. (Not as easy as it sound, but neither is coaching.)

REGULAR TIME (90): 90 words on "putting the team together"...


Both a favorite quarantine pastime and coaching pursuit to put together a team.

But, is putting a team together like building a puzzle?

Does every piece have a predetermined perfect fit?

I’ve come to now view team building as creating a mosaic.

A collection of broken pieces fit together with care, imagination.

Diverse shades, shapes, sizes.

Sharp edges.

Team building is art as much as science.

Recognizing possibility in seeming imperfection.

Scatter the pieces around, consider them carefully, one by one.

Your greatest work of art is there.


If the art of ship-building were in the wood, ships would exist by nature.



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