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Donna Berber of Glimmer Speaks To ATA – See The Video Here

May 17, 2017 No comments
'Mrs. Berber's speech was amazing and inspiring,' said Juan A, a student at ATA CP. 'She painted a vivid picture in my mind of the living conditions in Ethiopia and it was really effective,' said Max S.

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Donna Berber of Glimmer To Speak To ATA Community

May 10, 2017 No comments
"I am extremely excited and pleased to announce that we will be hosting a short speech and Q&A session with Donna Berber," ATA CEO Jack Newman said. "It's been a number of year's since we had Donna speak at ATA and you will not want to miss it."

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The College Process Parent Meeting: RESOURCES

April 4, 2017 No comments
Last week, ATA College Prep Director Carol Hagar and ATA CEO Jack Newman hosted a Student and Parent Meeting for anyone interested in learning more about the college process. 50plus parents and many students filled the ATA Fitness Center to hear the presentation and ask questions.

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ATA Parent & Student Meeting – The College Process

March 20, 2017 No comments
"If you are the parent of a sophomore or junior who would like to play college tennis, or any high age student who is interested in learning more about how the college process works, please join us for an informational meeting," ATA CEO Jack Newman said.

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ATA, AGOH partner for major water project, latest step in pattern of giving back

February 13, 2017 No comments
The Austin Tennis Academy (ATA) and A Glimmer of Hope Foundation (Glimmer) recently completed a project that provides the largest solar powered water supply development in the entire region of Tigray.

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Benzel: Teaching Kids to Manage Their Thoughts

February 10, 2017 No comments
Your child’s brain is very busy. It’s cranking out thousands of thoughts per day at lightning fast speed. Perhaps you’ve learned how to control your thoughts as an adult, but most children find themselves reacting to thoughts minute by minute and suffering needlessly from their own negativity. We must teach them that they are capable of managing those thoughts.

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What Does Your Child Imagine for this Life? – David Benzel

January 26, 2017 No comments
As far as we know, human beings are the only mammals in the kingdom with an imagination. It makes us pretty unique. We have the ability to “see” something before it actually exists. We can imagine a light bulb before it’s invented, or even a lunar landing module, or an iPhone. Those things are invented…because someone believed it in their mind so the rest of us could see it with our eyes.

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November David Benzel Webinar and Article

November 5, 2016 No comments , , , ,
David Benzel's latest article, "Is Your Child Fearful or Fearless?" is on teaching kids to have faith rather than putting them in fear of making mistakes. Teaching children with fear basically makes them into an obedient puppet rather than a responsible citizen. Click here to read more.   Join for the webinar on Thursday Nov 17th at 8:00pm "What Your Child Needs to Succeed - Ten Life-Changing Strategies." Click here to sign up

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Coach Newman Recommended Article, “How Does Physical Training Increase Your Child’s Tennis Mental Toughness?”

August 13, 2016 No comments , , , , ,
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.

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David Benzel Webinar July 21 “To Push or Not to Push”

July 21, 2016 No comments , , , ,
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

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