A College & Pro Football Kicker’s Practice Routines Were a Mistake? Brion Hurley
My guest for Episode #99 of the My Favorite Mistake podcast is Brion Hurley, a friend of mine from Lean Six Sigma professional circles, who I recently learned was an American football kicker and punter in college (Iowa Hawkeyes) and a number of professional teams (the NFL and Arena Football).
Brion is the founder of his company, Business Performance Improvement and he's a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He's the author of a free eBook called Lean Six Sigma for Good: How improvement experts can help people in need, and help improve the environment and he's the host of two podcasts: Lean Six Sigma for Good and Lean Six Sigma Bursts.
In today's episode, Brion shares his “Favorite Mistake” story about the practice routines he developed as a kicker at the University of Iowa. Why was it a mistake to focus so much on practicing long field goals and how did that affect his performance in games? What was it like to lose his starting job? What did that teach Brion about mistakes in our careers?
Other topics and questions:
- Lessons from practicing wrong? Not evaluating the misses?
- What was your mindset on the pressure of a kick that might be seen live by 70,000 fans or more on TV?
- Game winning kicks or opportunities?
- Hayden Fry story about Northwestern
- Referee mistakes?
- Social media age – criticism and threats toward kickers
- A blog post I wrote about fans blaming a college kicker
- How has this affected your view on workplace pressure now?
- Can we develop bad habits without a coach?
- Video of Brion's kicking highlights from Iowa
- Read a piece he wrote about his kicking mistakes
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