A popular theory suggests that practising any skill for 10,000 hours is enough to make you an expert. While researchers argue over the exact number of hours, it is true that purposeful practice helps you improve your skills at anything you have a go at.
Today, we met Ash Randall, a football freestyler who has spent many hours practising and developing his skills. He told us how he practised for an average of five hours a day for ten years in order to become one of the world’s most accomplished football freestyler.
In morning assembly, he put on a fabulous freestyle demonstration of tricks and flicks. Then, over the course of the day, each class took part in an all action football freestyle workshop in the hall. In this session, Ash introduced them to a range of tricks and gave them tips on how to practice and improve.
Take a look at the photographs of the whole school getting to grips with freetsyle football tricks.
If you want to learn more, click here to see a playlist of skills tutorials that builds on what Ash showed the children in the workshop.
What skill or activity do you want to master? Leave a comment with your stories of how you have had to practice and persevere to improve your ability in your chosen skill.