What is the 100% Rule?
At Next Level, the 100% rule speaks to the level of dedication that is required, in the classroom, outside of the classroom, and on the court and fields of play, to ensure positive results. We only ask for 100% because that's all a person can truly give. In order to achieve 100% output, the participants are required to contribute by increasing their level of thinking, ability to create their own expectations, self-accountability, self-discipline, commitment to his or herself and each other. In order for the team to perform at the highest level, it must have 100% participation from it's team members. These characteristics or traits will travel with the athletes on their journey long after they are done competing in the sport of their choice.
Level of Thinking
The mind controls the body! Every sport requires its athletes to perform at a high level physically. I am certain that you have heard the phrase, " this is a thinking persons games. Every sport requires a certain level of understanding or IQ. This emphasis allows us reinforce the importance of kids being actively engaged and performing in the classroom. Next Level will develop skills and challenge your child to not only play but to understand the offensive and defensive concepts of their sport(s) of choice.
Goals are necessary to ensure progress is being made and are often labeled as short term or long term achievements. Next Level will assist the kids with regards to creating target and stretch goals. The organization itself will also publish it short and long term goals. We believe it is critical to recognize achievements along the way to keep the kids engaged while building trust and confidence in themselves and the effort they are putting forth.
"Every excuse I ever heard made sense to the person making it". "The only people who can build a team or destroy a team are the people on the team". The amount or level of accountability in team sports will define how successful or unsuccessful the team is. Accountability increases the sense of ownership within a team. Next Level athletes are not allowed to point the finger at another teammate. In fact, the focus of the conversation is how important it is to have your teammates back or support them during adverse situations.
"Discipline connects today's actions to tomorrow's results." Studying for that extra hour, reading for that extra hour, reviewing your work for a second time all requires discipline. Additionally, team sports often rely on positioning of athletes in relation to the plan of attack or defense. The execution of game plans rely heavily on the discipline of the athletes carrying out the game plan. Next level works to create the disciplines to build trust between the players and coaches that is required to achieve the highest level of success on and off of the court. All coaches are different, some are better motivators than others. What happens when there is noone there to motivate your child? Next Level believes the best discipline is self-discipline.