Positive Coaching Alliance Seminars
U14 player Chloe Bautista: Chloe thought that the swimmer’s story was impressive. She liked hearing that she once became too overconfident which caused her to get touched out at the wall. The lesson is that she now treats everything like a competition, trying her hardest every time. She also took away the importance of being encouraged to “accept the game” with its’ rules and officials. She thinks that kids won’t overreact about a call they don’t feel is right or a foul that doesn’t get recognized.
U16 Player Emma Satterfield: Emma said, “I think what stood out to me most was that mistakes are okay. Today we challenge ourselves to be perfect, but that’s not possible. The best thing we can do is learn from our mistakes. Also, not getting upset with making mistakes, but playing better and stronger to make up for them.”
U19 Player Victoria Novak: Victoria said, “The biggest take away I got from it is that in order to have a successful team, you need to be a supportive team and work as a unit. Whether it’s giving someone a compliment or helping them get a trick down, the little things help keep things positive in order to be successful.”
Cindy Walsh, parent to new U16 player Lex: Cindy said, “The two things that were my biggest takeaways were 1.) the 24 hour wait period (is your view of the game still the same after 24 hours that it was during or immediately after) and 2.) discussions after should be more about effort and asking your daughter questions rather than scores/goals, my viewpoint, and game analysis.”