We give talks and workshops to schools, parents, coaches, administrators, and other professionals. While we value our one-time talks and workshops, for some programs and organizations an ongoing consultative relationship is desired. In these situations, we may schedule a series of meetings over time to evaluate programs and help initiate change.

Talks are typically given in the evenings. They are very interactive and involve an extensive question and answer period. Power Point, video aids, and case scenarios are central. These evening talks are given for approximately 45 minutes with a 45 minute Q & A period to follow.

Work shops are either 3 and ½ hours (HALF-DAY) or 6 and ½ hours (FULL-DAY). These workshops include extensive dialogue among leader and participants, short group exercises, occasional role-play, Power Point and video aids, and handouts. Frequent Q & A throughout.

Managing the Pressure to Perform: Helping Your Child Perform Well on and off the Field....

The Pressure to Perform: Managing Athletes and their Parents....

Overseeing the Sporting Culture: Challenges and Solutions for Athletic Administrators and Professionals....

The Pressure to Perform: Managing Athletes and their Parents

We are living in an extremely competitive and outcome oriented culture that is influencing schools, programs and families across the country. In particular, the pressure to perform in the sports arena has increased dramatically over the past decade. With an over-emphasis on college scholarships and elite teams, coaches at the youth and high school levels are increasingly under the scrutiny of parents with high performance expectations for their children. Many attend practices, offer their opinions freely, and coach their children from the sidelines. How can coaches help relieve athletes of parental and other pressure that may impede their performance and enjoyment? How do coaches manage challenging input and behavior from parents? How do coaches manage teams with varying degrees of athletic talent? How can coaches teach character in a competitive and outcome oriented sports environment? In this workshop, participants will review and develop effective team mission statements, pre-season letters to parents, and an overview about the most effective ways to understand athletes of all ages and help them achieve to their potential. This workshop is designed for coaches and physical educational teachers and professionals at the youth, high school, or collegiate levels. The sessions are highly interactive with extensive Q & A as well as video and power point aids. (Full or half-day course).