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Tony Jefferson Filling Sooners Leadership Void

Oklahoma junior linebacker/safety Tony Jefferson has taken on a leadership role with the Sooners because he says teammates look up to him.

 

There is a bit of uncertainty surrounding Tony Jefferson.As spring football begins, the Oklahoma coaching staff is searching for the best way to utilize arguably their most-talented defender. Is he a linebacker or a safety?

 

Jefferson, 5-foot-10, 212 pounds, excels along the line of scrimmage, making instinctive plays against the run while remaining active in pass defense. He also holds his own in pass coverage, playing sound and smart football as a deep safety.

 

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I chose this article because it gives an unique eye to leadership from a player's perspective. It unviels the whys and hows, according to Tony Jefferson, he is compelled to lead his team.

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Building Your Confidence in the Midst of Adversity | Sports ...

Building Your Confidence in the Midst of Adversity | Sports ... | Sport's psychology | Scoop.it

Much of building a solid football mind and mental toughness athlete realizes that difficulties are to be expected, but never feared. Mental preparation for the game plans for ... This is often how slumps occur in performance on the field.


Via Krysta Nelsen
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I chose this article because it showed how sport can be a great influence to life practices outside of the gridiron. Life doesn't come easy for anyone and focusing on the bad only highlights the bad. Instead, implement strategies to redirect thought in route to the solution.

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Mind-Controlled Artificial Limbs Fusing Man and Machine Coming Next Year | Wired Science | Wired.com

Mind-Controlled Artificial Limbs Fusing Man and Machine Coming Next Year | Wired Science | Wired.com | Sport's psychology | Scoop.it
A postdoctoral student has developed a technique for implanting thought-controlled robotic arms and their electrodes directly to the bones and nerves of amputees, a move which he is calling "the future of artificial limbs." The first volunteers...

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I chose this article because not only is it a technological phenomenom but I believe it may also open the door of sport participation to amputees of all ages. 

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Football - Bruce Hendrickson, Oklahoma's winningest high school football coach is back

Football - Bruce Hendrickson, Oklahoma's winningest high school football coach is back | Sport's psychology | Scoop.it

 

 Bruce Hendrickson still holds the state record for most wins by a high school football coach with 351. Hendrickson won state titles at Seiling (1988), Okeene (1981) and Texhoma (1971) and coached at four other schools — Commerce, Wynnewood, Cordell and Wewoka — before retiring following the 2005 season.

 

He wasn't thinking much about coaching football again when a chance meeting recently led to him accepting the job at Seiling once again. Over his career, which started off as an assistant at Fairfax, he's also coached basketball and baseball. While his career has had plenty of peaks, it's also had its valleys. Hendrickson was the coach at Wynnewood when Daniel Knowles collapsed on the field and eventually died during the 1999 season.

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I chose this article because Bruce Hendrickson exemplifies perserverance on and off the field. This article can be used to examine the motives of some coaches and how those motives effect the teams they lead.

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Leadership Wisdom From My Daughter — Break The Frame

Leadership Wisdom From My Daughter — Break The Frame | Sport's psychology | Scoop.it
Many leadership development experts would like us to believe that leadership is complex. Truth is, even a 10-year-old has leadership wisdom.

Via Chery Gegelman, David Hain
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I chose this article because often we, as adults, make leadership more complicated than it has to be. From the innocence of a 10 year old girl we have the summation of pure and authentic leadership.

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Chery Gegelman's curator insight, October 1, 2013 6:17 AM

One of the BEST leadership posts I've read this year!  Don't miss this!!!

David Hain's curator insight, October 1, 2013 6:34 AM

Great wisdom from the family Polin!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 1, 2013 12:27 PM

Sometimes we need children to remind us.