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Shane Battier: The No-Stats All-Star

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Positive Coaching Alliance is proud to have worked with Liberty Mutual Insurance to create this podcast and other powerful resources.

This podcast series features Positive Coaching Alliance staff interviewing prominent former athletes, coaches and general managers. Each episode, these influential stars share insights from their own sports careers. Listen in as they talk about filling emotional tanks, bouncing back from mistakes, staying motivated through long seasons to continually give 100% effort, and how they translated their sports experience to invaluable life lessons.

In this episode, Jim talks with former NBA Miami Heat forward Shane Battier. Once profiled as a “No-Stats All-Star”, Battier shares with Jim his philosophy on being a great teammate, lifting the play of fellow players around him to create true team success. Battier also discusses the idea of “toughness”, beyond just physical toughness on the court. Battier’s commitment to himself and to his team is an ideal example for youth players of all sports.

Jim Thompson is the founder and Executive Director of Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a nonprofit organization founded at Stanford University with the mission of helping to transform the culture of youth sports to give all young athletes the opportunity for a positive, character-building experience. PCA served as the experts behind the Liberty Mutual Play Positive™ program.

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