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CISAA parents’ workshop invitation

Positive Coaching AllianceThe Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario Athletic Association will present a free and informative workshop for parents of male and female student athletes on Tuesday, April 3  from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in UCC’s Weston Hall.

A 75-minute interactive workshop titled “The Second-Goal Parent: Developing Winners in Life Through Sports” explores the role of second-goal parents who support their children so that they enjoy a positive experience in sports.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • assessing children’s goals and desires in youth sports in comparison with those of their parents;
  • how to talk with children about practices, games and what they’re learning through sports;
  • and how to enact and reinforce the Positive Coaching Alliance’s major principles: mastery of sport (not just scoreboard results), which values effort, learning and bouncing back from mistakes and adversity; filling emotional tanks with the correct mix of truthful and specific praise and constructive criticism; and honouring the game through appropriate sideline behaviour and interaction with coaches.

An RSVP is required, as booklets for all participants need to be ordered. All are welcome, so please feel free to invite a friend or coach from the neighbourhood. Please register here.