Winning Connections Newsletter – May 2015

Gymnastics & Parenting Articles

Winning Connections Newsletter – May 2015

– What’s My Child Doing Wrong?
– True Hero Inner Circle
– Meet a GCFL True Hero Track Partner

Winning Connections Newsletter – April 2015

– Message from David: The Impact of Sacrifice
– The Sports Gene – by David Epstein
– Sport Parent Approach – Assessment and Course
– Meet a GCFL True Hero Track Partner: Utah Olympic Park (UOP)

The Five Temptations of Youth Sport-Parents

By David Benzel
The five most common temptations parents face as they navigate the deceptively dangerous waters of youth sports.

Winning Connections Newsletter – March 2015

– Your Villain Becomes Your Child’s Villain
– Rich on Paper, Poor on Life by Philip McKernan
– Sport Parent Quiz
– Meet a GCFL True Hero Track Partner

Winning Connections Newsletter – Feb. 2015

– Restore Calm to the Family Storm
– Resource: “The Five Love Languages of Teenagers” by Gary Chapman
– Coaching Revolution
– Meet a GCFL True Hero Track Partner: Legacy Gymnastics Center

Are You a Mentor?

By David Benzel
Some words are often tossed about as if they are interchangeable, like teacher, trainer, instructor, tutor, etc. However there are two words that should never be treated as synonyms: “mentor” and “coach”.

Getting What You Want as a Parent or Coach

By David Benzel
Whether you’re a parent or a coach, you probably have some general idea of what you want for your family or your team. It might be “a happy family”, or “a winning team.” Unfortunately many people have not thought about these things in detail, but only in general terms.

Winning Connections Newsletter – Jan. 2015

Help Your Child THRIVE, Not Just Survive
From Chump to Champ – How Individuals Go From Good to Great
Meet a GCFL True Hero Track Partner: Nitro Swimming

Losing It and Other Emotional Hijackings

By David Benzel
It’s an obvious fact that nothing stirs the emotions quite like your child’s misbehavior. It can be the catalyst for losing control emotionally without realizing what really happened.

Winning Connections Newsletter – Dec. 2014

– The Research is Clear About What Matters Most
– Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time