Workshop for Students

Becoming a Leader Through Sports

This is a unique experiential learning program for 6th and 7th graders.

Join us for a 5-week program that empowers young athletes to gain the life skills they need on and off the field. This program will be facilitated by a team of high school juniors who understand what it's like to grow up playing sports in Rye. They especially understand and experienced first-hand how the "playing field" changes in 6th and 7th grade.  They know, and remember themselves, how so many kids experience the loss of joy in their sports in 6th and 7th grades, often due to the competitive landscape. 

This program focuses on the positive life skills and important learnings that emerge from such experiences. Participating kids will learn how to gain confidence, establish a pro work ethic and improve their time management, articulate and understand the value of teamwork and all it teaches, and empower themselves to find their voices and become leaders.  

Space is limited to 20 for this inaugural program.

Week 1 - Monday, January 28th: Building Confidence: Learning to connect the physical to the mental through movement. Goal is to gain confidence in what you can do and the talent within you.  

Week 2 - Monday, February 4th:  Sports Psychology: Learning to be cool under pressure. Understanding the following barriers to performance: fragile/low self-confidence, breakdown in trust, high expectations, fear of failure, and perfectionism.

Week 3 - Monday, February 11th: Establishing a pro work ethic: Following through and practicing consistency. Kids will learn the 5 steps to practice for a pro work ethic.

Week 4 - Monday, February 25th: Principles of Teamwork

Week 5 -  Friday, March 1: Using all that you've learned to become a leader yourself. 

For more info, please email Lisa at [email protected]

Date: 01/28/2019 (Mon.)

Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST

Location: Rye Recreation
281 Midland Ave, Rye, NY 10580

Created by:   Rye Youth Council
 
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