In our recent blog series,
we talked about extracurricular activities. In the post “Sports: Extracurricular Activities for the Athletic Child,” we specifically talked about the value of great leadership. We also introduced you to a book called “Playing It Forward” by coaching expert, Tim Law. Tim has great advice for coaches and parents alike and we hope to share some of these helpful ideas with you. The key ideas that Tim presents are not just coaching techniques, strategies, and philosophies. They also provide the very important life lessons that comes with sports and other extracurricular activities that your child may be involved in. Take a peek at this promotional video to hear from Tim.
“The reality is very few kids will make the Olympics or the major leagues of their preferred sport. However, the lessons learned can and will be invaluable to carry forward the rest of their lives. Additionally, a sports career is relatively short when measured against a life of 80, 90 years or beyond. What they take away from sports is what will serve them in their next career.”
— Tim Law, coaching expert
Keep reading to hear what Tim has to say about the key lessons that impact our children so greatly.
What are some of these key lessons in leadership?
Two important things
Help them feel good about themselves.
Help them survive and thrive.
The second key is just as important as the first. There is so much value in teaching our children to work hard. You could take the most uncoordinated student in the world and as long as he or she is willing to work hard, you can make him or her into an athlete. Tim calls this having “fire in the belly.” This applies to school and many other areas in our lives. Discipline pays off. Determination makes a difference. Initiative is what gets things done. Natural talent is, without a doubt, helpful, but it isn’t mandatory. Anyone can do anything they put their mind to and give it their all. In his book, Tim goes on to talk about how it doesn’t matter if you are male or female or what your ethnic background is. Any student can be successful if they truly try.
Get a personalized Leadership and Coaching consultation with Tim
Both parents and coaches alike can gain valuable knowledge from Tim, his experience and expertise. Start by getting your copy of his book, “Playing It Forward,” and then reach out to Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation. Each Leadership and Coaching consultation is geared to your specific needs and can help even the most challenging situations. Don’t miss out on the incredible opportunity to help your student be all that he or she can be.