I keep tearing up every time I watch this. Autistic Teen's Hoop Dreams Come True.
Jason McElwain is autistic and manager of the varsity basketball team, Greece Athena High School, he helps the coach. In order to be able to sit on the bench he was added to the roster and given a jersey, which means technically he could play.
Greece Athena were up by double-digits with four minutes to go, so they put McElwain on.
He missed the first two shots, but then sank six three-pointers to equal the school record.
I can feel a TV/film script coming on!
There's a great set of books by Tim Gallwey on the Inner Game of Tennis/Golf/Skiing/Work.
Self 1 sits in judgement. Self 2 just does it. It's about quietening Self 1, and allowing Self 2 to flourish.
Even the most talented sportsperson has the self-doubt which interrupts flow.
I'm guessing that for Jason, once he was in the zone, nothing was going to interrupt him.
He just did it.