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Grit And Resiliency Learned In Sports Lasts For Life

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Trent Redden was the Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Cleveland Cavaliers until 2017. In his role, he worked closely with Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin on basketball and front office matters, including scouting and player personnel areas. He also managed the college draft process, which included the scouting all of the top draft prospects nationally.

If coaches can help athletes build grit and resilience, Redden, shares, those athletes are set for life. As Redden shares, people have setbacks in both life and basketball, so what better place to learn those lessons then sports. Dealing with setbacks in sports not only improves athletic performance overtime, but coaches should pay particular importance to helping athletes deal with setbacks because that is a skill that is important for them in life, too.

In fact, in his role as a scout, Redden identifies and looks for players who have needed to overcome adversity in life , because that indicates how they might handle adversity in sports.