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Friday, January 15 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Road to the 10,000 Hours — Free Play and Deliberate Practice

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In building the incredible amount of time required in mastery, most expert performers hit the 10,000 hours, but not in the way you think. Past expert performers followed a predictable path, far different than most do today. They played at it first, putting in thousands of hours through unstructured play. They worked at it second, with more formalized training later, sometimes as late as the age of 16.

Is it possible that in deferring formal training for play these expert performers were on to something? We will show that their success was no accident, and that a curriculum filled with play early powers more difficult deliberate work later.  We will show the how this elegant template may provide the long lost secret to player development.

What is Free Play? What does it teach?
Why is it important? And, if it's so important, why is it no one does it?
What is Deliberate Practice? How are they related?
How do they shape development?
How can we build a more cogent pathway for our kids?

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Ted Kroeten

Artistic Director, Joy of the People
Ted Kroeten is the founder and Artistic Director of Joy of the People, a groundbreaking organization devoted to study and delivery of Free Play. Kroeten has developed Powered By Joy®, a new youth sport model that  focuses on a more organic and healthy learning pathway. Kroeten... Read More →

Friday January 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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