District 206 to hold workshop for athletes, coaches, parentsThe District 206 Activities Department will host leading sports psychology consultant and peak performance coach Dr. Greg Dale in an exclusive workshop for Alexandria student athletes, coaches and parents on August 13.
The District 206 Activities Department will host leading sports psychology consultant and peak performance coach Dr. Greg Dale in an exclusive workshop for Alexandria student athletes, coaches and parents on August 13.
Dale is a professor of sport psychology at Duke University and the director of mental training and leadership programs for Blue Devils athletics. As a professor, he teaches and conducts research in the areas of sports psychology and ethics.
Dale works with professional athletes and coaches in football, soccer, baseball, golf and tennis, in addition to his work with Duke athletes. His role with all athletes and coaches is to develop systematic approaches to the mental aspects of their performance.
The former middle and high school coach has written four books on leadership and performance. He has served as an expert on a series of 13 videos for coaches, athletes and parents, in addition to making appearances on Good Morning America, ESPN, MSNBC, Court TV and numerous national radio programs.
Dale will bring his expertise to Alexandria for a three-part workshop. A coaches program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Discovery Middle School (DMS) auditorium entitled “Developing the Credible Coach-A model for success.”
This portion of the program is for all District 206 coaches and will be focused on discussion based around his book The Seven Secrets of Successful Coaches: How to Unlock Your Team’s Full Potential. The publication emphasizes the importance of earning credibility with athletes as well as the dynamics of group development and productivity. Specific emphasis will be placed on effective communication and motivation tactics.
The second portion of the workshop will be for the student-athletes from 1-3 p.m. in the DMS auditorium. The seminar, entitled “Maximizing Your Potential: A Model for Performance Excellence,” will have Dale challenging the athletes to extend their comfort zone and critically examine their approach to excellence.
The final session will be for parents starting at 7 p.m. “The Sport Parent: Helping Your Child Maximize His or Her Potential” will encourage parents to analyze the type of environment they are creating for their children.
Topics covered will include the significance of the coach-athlete-parent triangle, lessons parents want children to learn from sports and the importance of modeling those lessons. Dale will emphasize the crucial role parents play in determining whether or not children have a positive experience in sports.
All Disctrict 206 student athletes, coaches and parents are encouraged to be a part of this opportunity and attend these free seminars of championship preparation and thinking.