Next-Play Mentality


Why is this the gold standard for next-play mentality?


How could you measure your team’s next-play mentality using their body language as an indicator? What would you look for?


How does this exchange apply to the next-play mentality?

Brett: How old were you when you had your first kiss?
Coach: (Pausing) 13.
Brett: When I asked you that question, do you see how your mind went back to that point in time?
Coach: Yeah.
Brett: Do you see how questions can direct people’s thoughts?
Coach: Yeah.
Brett: If you ask your team a question about the next play, where would their minds go?
Coach: To the next play.
Brett: How can you leverage that moving forward?
Coach: (Laughing) My timeouts would get a hell of a lot better.