Vince Lombardi, Hall of Fame coach of the Green Bay Packers, used to start training camps by saying, “Gentlemen, this is a football.”
He then gave a full breakdown of football basics to the players and the coaching team.
And these were professional, championship-caliber athletes, mind you…
This seemed like an idiotic thing to do to many.
But no one could argue with Lombardi’s trophies.
Why did he spend so much time teaching world-class athletes the most basic, foundational skills?
Because he knew that a mistake on a “detail” would probably not cause his team to lose a game, but a mistake on a fundamental, definitely would.
So he built the foundation in fundamentals.
Then he added the details.
And his teams won 5 championships in 7 years.