10. Sefu Bernard - The Role of a Coach and Improving Feedback
The Coaches Club Podcast
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#02 Sefu Bernard: Building Resilient Character & Culture
The Miranda Ayim Podcast
In this episode of The Miranda Ayim Podcast, Sefu Bernard and I discuss the "ideal character" of a high performance athlete, the grit necessary to succeed at a high level, and the difference in perspectives between coaches and players. We explore how to build a commitment-based culture, as well as how to develop a culture of error. Sefu is the Director of Player Development with the Washington Mystics (WNBA) and is the founder of the youth sport initiative Athlete Centred Experience, or ACX. He has 20 years of experience impacting performance objectives in the NBA, WNBA, NHL and Canada Basketball. Miranda Ayim is a two-time Olympian with Team Canada specializing in the development and optimization of key high performance skills: focus, high-level habits, emotional intelligence, and team dynamics. For more information: www.MirandaAyim.com
Sefu Bernard "A Holistic Way to think of Skill Development"
Basketball Performance Podcast
Sefu Bernard is the Director of Player Development for the Washington Mystics. He is also the owner of ACX basketball. Today we dive in to how Sefu breaks down skill development piece by piece, to give it the highest chance of transferring from workouts/ practice into the game. Honestly speaking, I would recommend listening to this episode a couple of times, because there are just so many nuggets that Sefu gives out here!
Sefu Bernard joins us on this week’s episode of the podcast. Sefu is in charge of player development for the Washington Mystics where he works with them on their skill development and pretty much everything involved in basketball. Sefu really values people, he really looks at players from a holistic level, and is obsessed with trying to get them to a whole new level. Sefu will share his journey and will be vulnerable sharing things that he often doesn’t talk about with people. In this episode, they discuss what life was like for him as a child (3:40), his experience moving (7:50), the difference in him and his brother (11:00), his experience moving to Toronto (13:50), how he thinks his son would feel in a similar situation to the one he went through (19:40), how his mom responded when she moved to Toronto (21:00), the values his parents passed down to him (22:30), what it felt like to be obese as a kid (25:30), when basketball came into his life (28:00), his experience with education (31:30), what he was like as a basketball player (34:30), how he instills a competitive spirit in those he works with (38:30), what’s gotten him to where he is today (41:00), why he knew he had to make a career move (44:05), what his day to day was like in player development in 2007 (48:20), what his day to day looks like today (53:20), what would get in the way of him being world class at his craft (55:30), complacency vs. being content and gratitude (1:02:30), and what he does to make sure he’s his best self (1:05:10) Thank you to Sefu for coming on the podcast. We encourage you to check him out on twitter @SefuBernard and his website https://sefubernard.com/. For any coaches, teachers, and even parents interested in sport specific stuff go to @theLLaBB where he shares ideas where he frames the art and science of player development. He also recently launched a new initiative geared towards people who are working in the youth sport experience that can be found @ACXBasketball. Lastly, if you liked this episode and/or any others, please support us at Patreon or follow me on Twitter: @brianlevenson or Instagram: @Intentional_Performers. Thanks for listening. -Brian
Episode 64: Sefu Bernard Talks about The Parallels in Basketball Youth Development with Soccer, Coaching Myths, and More!
The Coaching Journey
This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is going back in time with a throwback episode featuring Sefu Bernard! Sefu is currently the Director of Player Development with the Washington Mystics as well as the founder of theLLaBB! When we first recorded this discussion almost four years ago we had a great discussion on a variety of coaching topics, looking at the similarities and differences between basketball youth development and soccer youth development, coaching myths within both sports, and much more! Be sure to follow Sefu on Twitter: @SefuBernard and visit his website here! The Coaching Journey Podcast is sponsored by Bounce Athletics! They have premium, customizable soccer balls, training vests, and pop-up goals that we love. Check out their website at www.bounceathletics.com and you can get 10% off your order by mentioning our podcast when you email Info@BounceAthletics.com Follow us on Twitter: @TheCoachJourney Follow us on Facebook: The Coaching Journey Music: http://www.bensound.com