Since 2013 USA Swimming has partnered with David Benzel and Growing Champions for Life, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the youth sport experience, to provide resources and guidance to help parents support their swimmers.
Growing Champions for Life nurtures the bond between parents and their children by providing them with positive and practical strategies for playing their role as sport parent effectively through the gift of unconditional love and the pursuit of personal excellence. Each month a new inspirational video, educational webinar, informative newsletter, interview and article are posted to support families on their journey through youth sports.
Overcoming Adversity in Sports & Life
Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:00 pm
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Join us as we expose the best-kept secrets of how peak performers handle adversity on and off the field, court or gym. These life skills work in every area of life!
- Learn three typical reactions to the adversity found in sports;
- Discover your role in helping a child overcome adversity;
- Give your child the healthiest and most productive perspective for dealing with injuries, slumps, unfairness, setbacks, and disappointment.
David will connect the key life skills of the lesson with winning on the field, and in life. The Power Point materials are loaded with practical information worth saving for future reference.
SPORTS FAMILY CORNER
Athletes Breaking Bad – An Interview with Dr. John Lamothe
Sports parent, Don Deluzio, shares with David the “ah-ha” moments and the “missed moments” of leading 9 kids through sports and life.
More than 15 years ago the Deluzio family went from a family of 6 to a family of 11—virtually overnight—as they took on the legal guardianship of 5 children.
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and former Department Chair at Florida Southern College
Nancy discusses the tricky business of helping our kids recover from injuries in terms of both the time required and the mindset that is most beneficial.