Choose Acceptance over Judgment

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Choose Acceptance over Judgment

By David Benzel
When children enter the world of youth sports they unwittingly add one more opportunity for themselves to be judged, evaluated, and corrected. However, it is unlikely any of them thought about this prior to wanting to play.

Winning Connections Newsletter – July 2015

– Three Lies that Create Misery for Your Young Athlete
– GCFL True Hero Track Partner: ACE Tennis Academy

Your Body Language Never Lies

By David Benzel
As parents we’re communicating every single second of every single day. Mouth open or mouth closed, the message is getting out. Your attitude about your child and her play, your sense of admiration…or not, and what you think about her efforts is transmitted in subtle ways for her – and everyone else – to read.

Winning Connections Newsletter – June 2015

– Are Your Child’s Life Accounts in Balance?
– David Benzel Featured Speaker at PSA Conference

How to Improve Your Hero Style

By David Benzel
This article addresses the specific tendencies that keep you from a higher Hero score. It will provide you with practical suggestions for becoming a Hero-Parent to your child.

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