- Jul 29, 2018
- AFL Club
At the risk of boring the board, I'll post a two-minute hype video about decision making in professional sports. It refers the to the OODA loop, a concept created during the Korean War to improve fighter pilot tactics and decision making (war being the crucible for many high performance discoveries - it being nice to stay alive and all) and which has spread to pro sport, particularly in the US. I've never heard anyone at Hawthorn refer to OODA, but seeing as all the time that Hawthorn staff spend with other sports' elite staff, along with the increasing complexity of Hawthorn's team strategy, I wouldn't be surprised to find that something like this is key to selection in the 22. Physical gifts are table stakes. Mental acuity is what gets you to the top.