FREE Positive Coaching Alliance Workshop - Second-Goal Parent:
Ever wonder how to help your child grow from adversity or learn from a disappointing loss?
The Jr. Crusaders are excited to announce that on Friday March 30th at 6:00 pm we will be hosting a FREE workshop from the Positive Coaching Alliance called “Second-Goal Parent” in the Fuller Laboratory at WPI. 115 Salisbury Street Worcester, MA 01609. There is parking on Salisbury Street and in the open parking lot on the corner of Boynton Street and Salisbury Street. Entrance to the building is off Salisbury Street. The room we will be using is the Lower Fuller Auditorium located on the ground floor, just inside the entry doors on the right hand side.
A Second-Goal Parent recognizes that there is a Little Picture and a Big Picture in youth sports. The Little Picture concerns things like whether the child is playing the right position; the team is winning, etc. The Big Picture, which often gets drowned out by the Little Pictures, is about what the child is learning from youth sports.
There are two broad goals in youth sports: striving to win and building character so kids develop into successful, contributing members of society. As important as winning may seem, Second-Goal Parents let coaches and athletes worry about the first goal of scoreboard results. Second-Goal Parents have a much more important role to play: ensuring their children take away from sports lessons that will help them be successful in life. That is the Big Picture.
If you embrace your role as a Second-Goal Parent, it will transform the way you see youth sports. It will help you seize the endless procession of teachable moments that will come your way again and again when you are looking for them.
What might have seemed like a disappointing loss or a failure by your child becomes an opportunity to reinforce resiliency. A tough competition in forbiddingly hot, cold, or nasty weather can prompt a conversation with your child about learning to enjoy challenges. Whether your child succeeds or fails on the ice, you will be able to use the experiences to reinforce the kind of person you want him or her to be. See http://devzone.positivecoach.org/resource/article/second-goal-parent for more information on this wonderful seminar.
Space is limited to 100 attendees so please reserve your space today by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendees will receive live seminar and materials to take home for reference. We hope that you will join us for this informative seminar so we can all learn to focus on the big picture for ourselves and our players.
Workshop Type/Name: Second-Goal Parent
Workshop date/time: Friday, March 30 6:00 PM
Workshop Location: WPI; Fuller Laboratory