“Community Conversation about Youth Sports” on Oct. 20, 2011, at Bedford Middle School by Dr. Richard Ginsburg. The presentation was helpful ensuring a positive sports experience for your child.
Summary from the speaker:
Take Home Points for Parents 1. Use a 5:1 ratio of accurate praise to constructive feedback 2. Avoid post-game criticisms of your chold for first 24 hours 3. First post-game question is “How was it?” NOT “Did you win or did you score?” 4. Numbers 2 & 3 are very hard to do. 5. Kids are NOT mini-adults 6. Talent develops well into late-teens 7. Make sure it is your child who most wants to play 8. Recognize when it is time to step back 9. Be aware of changing pressures on coaches 10. Fun and joy are best predictors for long-term success & benefits
For further details regarding Dr. Ginsburg, please visit his website, whosegameisitanyway.com. Copies of Whose Game Is It, Anyway? will be available for sale on the website and are also available at the Westport Library.
Whose Game Is It, Anyway?
Richard D. Ginsburg, Ph.D.
MGH PACES Institute
Harvard Medical School
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