Head Volleyball coach Shirley Baker announced that on Monday, August 22, the Chewelah Cougar Volleyball team, with support from the Jenkins Junior/Senior HS Athletic Department, will sponsor three presentations by Proactive Coaching speaker Mike Morgan. Coach Morgan is the head football coach at Colfax High School and we have invited him to share his information on the intertwining of youth athletics and character development. The intended audience for each presentation is listed within the content description.
The presentations are free to attendees.
10:30 a.m. — Life Lessons For Athletes — appropriate for athletes entering grades 5-12, their parents and coaches.
Being an athlete is far more than having physical skills and being able to perform better than an opponent on a given day. Being an athlete and a great teammate involves choices of effort and attitude – in other words – character. These are the lessons that should be taught by both coaches and parents and learned by athletes. If you really look at why we want young people to participate in sports, it is so that they will gain something from the experience that will make them a better adult. This presentation defines 10 traits that every athlete should gain from sport – Teachable Spirit, Selflessness, Confidence, Mental Toughness, Accountability, Discipline, Leadership, Academic Responsibility, Pride and Humility and Integrity,
1 p.m. — Captains and Coaches Workshop — appropriate for coaches and team leaders entering grades 7-12.
Goals for the Workshop: Each team should finish with: A list of values (covenants) selected for their season, specific behaviors that they will teach and then ask the team to commit to so the values can be seen in actions – At practice, On Game Day, In school and In the community,a blueprint for students to lead their team (activity) which also carries over into school-wide student leadership, identification of potential problems/ethical dilemmas and a problem solving checklist.
6 p.m. — The Role of Parents in Athletics — all parents of any child playing youth sports pre-K-12 are encouraged to attend.
A straightforward message from athletes to their parents about how adults can help their athletic performance, create good memories and demonstrate respect from the perspective of young people.
If you have questions, email Shirley Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.