PLT #2

Franco Abbatessa

 

Summary Draft 1 300 words

 

The text that I picked was one of my journals and how coaching has helped me not only as a man but as a athlete.  My coach in life has been my grandfather, mom, and my grandmother when I was little I only had my grandfather as my father figure so I learned how to be a man from my grandfather. He was everything to me he taught me so much not just about life but about myself.  He taught me how important I was to my family and he told me to take care of my family if he was ever not able to so to this day I take care of everyone love. The other coach in my life is my mom she is a silent coach almost. My mom has taught me so much just by her actions. I have a twin brother with disabilities named Tio and my mom took him to speech therapy and physical therapy for seven years because the doctors told her that he wasn’t going to be able to walk and talk. Tio has been my coach for so much, whenever I don’t think I can do something I just think about my brother and how far he’s come.  All my sports coaches were all such good coaches and they helped me become the man I am today and also the athlete I am today. My coaches would always find stuff I need to work on whether it would be a wrong step or wrong hand placement. Most of my coaches worked in the school I went to so they helped coach me in the classroom while also in life and how to carry myself in order to be a good role model for others and to be a leader.

 

Franco Abbatessa

 

Summary Draft 2 500 words

In class we have watched three TED Talks by Amy Cuddy, Carol Dweck, and Atul Gwande. The one that I picked for my essay was Atul Gwande “want to get great at something? Get a coach”. This Ted Talk not only corresponds with my student life but also my life as a athlete and just a everyday member of society.  Gwande talks about how he was a surgeon and very good one and he noticed a trend in his work that there was always something minor going wrong with his work, so he asked his old professor to come watch one of his surgeries. Shortly after the surgery was over his coach had a list of little things that Atul didn’t even think he was doing. His coach said “ you never moved the light properly you were just working off of natural light” he also said that “your elbow was coming up and no surgeons elbow should be lifted it means your not relaxed”. This minor coaching points have helped Atul and show how asking for help to be great really helps out.

The text that I picked was one of my journals and how coaching has helped me not only as a man but as a athlete.  My coach in life has been my grandfather, mom, and my grandmother when I was little I only had my grandfather as my father figure so I learned how to be a man from my grandfather. He was everything to me he taught me so much not just about life but about myself.  He taught me how important I was to my family and he told me to take care of my family if he was ever not able to so to this day I take care of everyone love. The other coach in my life is my mom she is a silent coach almost. A silent coach is someone who can teach you something just by their actions or the way that they carry themselves. My mom has taught me so much just by her actions. I have a twin brother with disabilities named Tio and my mom took him to speech therapy and physical therapy for seven years because the doctors told her that he wasn’t going to be able to walk and talk. Tio has been my coach for so much, whenever I don’t think I can do something I just think about my brother and how far he’s come.  All my sports coaches were all such good coaches and they helped me become the man I am today and also the athlete I am today. My coaches would always find stuff I need to work on whether it would be a wrong step or wrong hand placement. Most of my coaches worked in the school I went to so they helped coach me in the classroom while also in life and how to carry myself in order to be a good role model for others and to be a leader.

 

Franco Abbatessa

 

Summary Draft 1

Atul Gawande states “want to get great at something? Get a coach”. This Ted Talk not only corresponds with my student life but also my life as a athlete and just a everyday member of society.  Gawande talks about how he was a surgeon and very good one and he noticed a trend in his work that there was always something minor going wrong with his work, so he asked his old professor to come watch one of his surgeries. Shortly after the surgery was over his coach had a list of little things that Atul didn’t even think he was  doing. His coach said “ you never moved the light properly you were just working off of natural light” he also said that “your elbow was coming up and no surgeons elbow should be lifted it means your not relaxed”. This minor coaching points have helped Atul and show how asking for help to be great really helps out.

I have had two types of coaches in my life: the silent coach and the good coach. According to Gawande, a good coach notices the things that you don’t think you did. My coach in life has been my grandfather, mom, and my grandmother. When I was little, I only had my grandfather as my father figure so I learned how to be a man from my grandfather. He was everything to me he taught me so much not just about life but also about myself .  He taught me how important I was to my family and he told me to take care of my family if he was ever not able to so to this day I take care of everyone love. Sometimes you don’t need a coach you can coach yourself with a checklist or maybe just watching film if you have it. When Gawande states that self coaching is good but it can only take you so far. He shows this when he says “making yourself a checklist and going through it helps you self coach”, because it forces you to go back and look at your work. The other coach in my life is my mom she is a silent coach almost. A silent coach is someone who can teach you something just by their actions or the way that they carry themselves. My mom has taught me so much just by her actions. I have a twin brother with disabilities named Tio and my mom took him to speech therapy and physical therapy for seven years because the doctors told her that he wasn’t going to be able to walk and talk. Tio has been my coach for so much, whenever I don’t think I can do something I just think about my brother and how far he’s come.  All my sports coaches were all such good coaches and they helped me become the man I am today and also the athlete I am today. My coaches would always find stuff I need to work on whether it would be a wrong step or wrong hand placement. Most of my coaches worked in the school I went to so they helped coach me in the classroom while also in life and how to carry myself in order to be a good role model for others and to be a leader.

I have had many coaches over the course of my athletic life and my student life, whether they are helping me in the weight room or on the field and even the classroom they always find things I need to work on. As a college student at UNE this semester I have had a english coach in Eric Drown the ways that he has helped me as a student is astronomical. He has helped as a writer and as a student in general. Some of the ways that Eric has helped me is he talks one on one with me and relates key concepts to sports in some way to help me better understand. When me and Eric last met we talked about how breaking down film in football is just like writing an essay. This is shown by how if you slow down the process and focus on step by step motions in football you can see what you do wrong, but in writing essay it’s the same way if you slow down and focus on what your writing and take it step by step there is no stress factor anymore and no need to rush anything. Another way that having a english coach has helped me is when he does coach me he’s not necessarily screaming at me like I’m at practice, but Eric does tell me to “look over that again and are you sure” kind of statements which get me thinking and help me get a better grip on anything whether it’s writing or reading. Also when writing the Pollan essay he made me go back and edit a paragraph just like a football coach would make me go back and do it again if I didn’t do it satisfactory.