This week’s episode of That Moment is all about sports. But we’re not making predictions for the playoffs, instead we’re looking at how sports are shifting—from integrating mindfulness into the training regimes of the NBA’s top players, to how robots are helping keep student-athletes safe.
First up is Graham Betchart, voice of Lucid and a mental skills coach to top athletes including NBA stars Jaylen Brown, Aaron Gordon, Ben Simmons, and more. We discuss how this new generation of athletes is focused on training their minds in addition to their bodies.
As parents pull their kids from football teams over safety concerns, one college coach is determined to establish a safe playing field. His secret weapon? A robot, obviously. Buddy Teevens, Head Coach of the Dartmouth College football team, developed the MVP—“mobile virtual player”—after he instituted a no-tackling policy in practice. He talks to us about the robot and how it came to be used by high-schools and colleges across the country.