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Help Your Kids Go Pro In Something: Reinforce Key Life Lessons

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Zaza Pachulia (@zaza27) is a former member of the Golden State Warriors and was part of the 2017 NBA Championship Warriors team. He retired in 2019 after a 20 year NBA career. After becoming the first Georgian to win an NBA Championship, he received the Order of Honor from the Republic of Georgia in 2017. While continuing his basketball career, he places a heavy emphasis on giving back and improving international play. In 2004, he began hosting various annual free summer basketball camps throughout Georgia until 2016 when he created a basketball academy in his hometown.

In this video, Pachulia discusses the significance of what sports can teach student-athletes and how it goes beyond the game. By having sports be an outlet for student-athletes to learn important life lessons, such as teamwork, discipline, and passion for the game, they can take those lessons and apply them for the rest of their lives. While he understands it can be difficult as a parent to let your student-athletes make mistakes and struggle in their sport, he explains why it provides the best opportunity for self-growth and reinforcing life lessons.