admin October 6, 2016 No comments David Benzel, discuss performance, Parent education, sport chooses child, webinar
David Benzel's newest article: When a Sport Chooses Your Child is about how your child chooses to start a sport and try it out. "Creative parents find ways to expose their children to a variety of activities, while at the same time having no agenda or preconceived notions about what their child “should” do." Click here to read more David Benzel's Webinar on: How to Discuss Performance Issues with Your Child and Remain Friends Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 at 8:00 PM Click here to sign up
Coach Newman Recommended Article, “How Does Physical Training Increase Your Child’s Tennis Mental Toughness?”
admin August 13, 2016 No comments Coach Newman, mentally tough, parenting, physically tough, recommended article, tennis
Physically fit players are less likely to feel discomfort than unfit players in the same match. Therefore, fit players are able to place their focus, energy and attention on helpful processes that increase the chances of success. There are other reasons for the link between physical fitness and mental fitness. Physical pain and emotional pain are housed in the same area of our brain. Stronger bodies, stronger brains! Click here to read the full article from Parenting Mentally Tough Tennis by Anthony Ross.
admin July 21, 2016 No comments David Benzel, parenting, tennis, to push or not to push, webinar
Join us each month for a live online presentation. The material prepares you for conversations about winning at life, not just sports, with your young athlete. If you can’t join us live, register for the webinar then enjoy the recording when your schedule permits. To Push or Not to Push – A Parent’s Dilemma Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 9:00 PM EDT Click here to register
admin June 1, 2016 No comments David Benzel, emotional intelligence, growing champions, webinar
Give Your Child Emotional Intelligence for Sports and School is a free webinar hosted by David Benzel- Growing Champions for Life. The Webinar is June 16 at 8pm. Click here to register Research indicates that emotional intelligence is a better indicator of success than IQ. Join us as we expose the best-kept secrets of how peak performers handle their emotions before, during, and after competition. These life skills work in every area of life! - Learn three approaches to conquering the fear of failure; - Discover your role in helping a child gain control of ...
admin April 12, 2016 No comments Coach Newman recommended, college athletes, college sports, life after college, life after tennis, life skills
Coach Newman recommends the following article, "Moving on from Sports: A College Athlete's Greatest Challenge" by ESPN's Prim Siripipat. The article is about using life skills gained in playing sports at a high level and using them in life after college. Click here to read this article Coach Newman recommends.
admin April 4, 2016 No comments benzel, david, growing champions, self confidence, webinar
Please join us on Thursday April 14th at 8pm for one of Growing Champions for Life's most popular webinars – Teach Your Child the Best Kept Secret of Self-Confidence Click here to register
admin March 23, 2016 No comments ATA, coaches forum, college prep, college process, Parent Meeting, tennisrecruiting, workshop
Please join us on Saturday evening March 26th from 7pm-8pm at ATA College Prep (on the ATA campus) for a College Workshop and Coaches Forum. Carol Hagar will give a brief presentation outlining the college search and recruiting processes and college coaches from the area will be available for Q&A. TennisRecruiting.net has generously offered to provide dinner for this event. Please RSVP to Carol.Hagar@AustinTennisAcademy.com so we have an accurate head count for dinner.
admin March 12, 2016 No comments
Parents often ask what they can do at home to help reinforce the ATA & CP messaging of 'strive for the pursuit of excellence' and 'study for the love of learning'. I love this! It is truly the village that creates the community, and together we can make a bigger impact. One thought that comes to mind, is to encourage them to "Show up. Listen. Always do your best." Another thought that comes to mind is to model what you wish for them to do: complete tasks joyfully; study diligently, practice what you love to do; and perform with dignity. In relating ...