philosophy


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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Register for David Benzel Webinar

April 4, 2016 No comments , , , ,
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

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As Parents… What Can We Do? Try the 30-30-30 rule!

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 ...

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Wisdom Shared Through ATA Alumni

March 11, 2016 No comments , , , , , , , ,
Earlier this year, Coach Newman invited six ATA alumni members who work in Austin to participate in a panel discussion so current ATA students could see how some of the life lessons they are learning have been applied in real life. The goal of having current ATA students witness firsthand the powerful outcomes that result through the positive processes the ATA program offers was accomplished in a powerful way through this panel discussion. Many of the ATA coaches who attended were impressed by the articulate and insightful nature of the comments shared by the alumni ...

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The Religion of Tennis

September 3, 2013 No comments
from Carol The commitment to elite tennis is a challenging one.  It takes a great deal of time, money, faith, and sacrifice along the way.  You may be at the beginning of this process or somewhere in the middle, or perhaps you are coming to the end of youth sports and embarking on the college process. This journey is not only a commitment from your child, but from you and perhaps even from your entire family.  It changes the dynamic of how you spend your weekends and holidays.  It restructures how you will spend your money and your vacations.  It may also be a ...

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Four Agreements

August 12, 2013 No comments ,
from Carol Each time the holidays approach, I am reminded of family gatherings when I was a young child.  The beautiful moments of food, frolicking and football were always scattered among a few arguments about God or politics or the best make and model of a favorite car.  Things haven’t changed much, and although these conversations are mostly unimportant and inconsequential, they evoke some pretty powerful words and emotions. CP is a small school and I often {jokingly} say that it is like Thanksgiving... every day.  Meaning, that due to the intimacy level, the ...

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Nurturing Nature

February 8, 2013 No comments
According to Joshua Leibman, author of Peace of Mind, "There is here no fatalism of endowment." Recently, I was gifted with a Bonsai tree. I always admired images of these miniature works of art - carefully cultivated and delicately crafted over long periods of time.  I used to imagine the patience involved in watching something so precious progress so very slowly and the assiduity necessary in guiding its growth. I spent days, weeks, months looking at my new charge, wondering in what directions its branches might tend to grow.  I would occasionally turn it ...

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