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Positivity First: Creating a winning team culture

Posted by Jody Mayer on May 30, 2017 12:59:00 PM

High School sports can be a source of trememdous joy, happiness, and growth for young student-athletes. But activities on the fields, on the track, and in the gym can also create anxiety, negativity, self-consciousness, and fear. Creating a positive team culture must begin with the coaching staff. 

Screen Shot 2017-05-17 at 11.05.46 AM.pngThe example coaches set directly impacts the behavior of their players. A coach yelling at an official gives the players the green light to follow their lead. A coach focusing on a mistake tells the athlete that the mistake is more important than the recovery. Want to create a positive team culture among your coaches and your players? Make sure you follow these five steps.

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Topics: athletics, team culture, coaching, positivity

Bring out the best in your adolescent: what the right culture can do for your Middle School child

Posted by Lydia Martin on May 18, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Many parents assume that Middle School has to be an awkward transition from the happy, self-contained classrooms of elementary school and the exciting wider world of high school, but that doesn’t have to be the case! When you send your Middle School child to the right school, you can unleash your child’s possibilities. And it all starts with a school’s culture.

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Topics: positivity, middle school, culture