The Far-Reaching Impact of Sportsmanship (PDF)

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The Far-Reaching Impact of Sportsmanship (PDF)

By David Benzel
Although you cannot predict the future for your children, you recognize that the steps you take today can impact that future. In fact, you probably make decisions fairly regularly, that reflect this belief.

Winning Connections Newsletter – August, 2018

– Is Your Child a Gritty Learner
– Bonus Video Feature: “Let’s Do It Anyway!”

Video: The Potency of Positivity

3 Important Elements for Teaching Self-Respect (PDF)

If I told you that you just won the “parent lotto” and could “gift” your child athlete with any one quality, what do you think it would be? Make sure to choose wisely! But before you do, remember that you want this gift to equip them to face the many challenges that life will bring – well beyond school and sports.

Winning Connections Newsletter – July 2018

– The Stories We Tell Ourselves
– Bonus Video Feature: Coach Swagger More Than Swing

Video: Raising Coachable Kids

Being coachable is a huge advantage for a young athlete, but it doesn’t always come naturally. Parents can play a role in shaping a coachable spirit in their children, and it sets them up for learning throughout life. Here are some three tips for the journey.

SafeSport Parent Courses and Toolkits

The U.S. Center for Safe Sport has created a SafeSport Parent educational materials that provide important training about the nature of misconduct in sport and gives parents actionable information to better protect athletes.

5 Tips to a Better Balance Between School and Sports (PDF)

By Michelle Wells
Families that invest their time and energy in sports are probably already convinced of the value that kids receive from sports participation. However, the challenges of juggling several full schedules are still overwhelming at best and can exact a hefty toll on the family dynamics.

Resolving Conflicts (Video)

Most adults find conflict uncomfortable, and so do their children. But what if you could teach your children a variety of strategies for handling conflict more constructively. This video covers the options, and which ones to use at in various circumstances.

Video – Raising Selfless Children

Selflessness doesn’t come easily in our society. It requires us to turn our attention away from our own needs, against the urging of our egos and desire for self-gratification.