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Setting goals in sports is not just for athletes who want to go pro, or even make it to college. Setting goals is something we should encourage every child in sports to do. And here’s why:
The real value of setting goals is not the recognition or reward, it’s the person we become by finding the courage, discipline and commitment to achieve them.
Even small kids can learn how to set goals. And today’s podcast guest will give you some ideas for helping your child–at any age–learn the value and strategy for setting goals.
Amy Hollingsworth is a dedicated and passionate coach whose field hockey experience dates back to her years as a collegiate field hockey athlete at York University.
Her extensive field hockey and coaching resume includes:
- NCCP Learning Facilitator and NCCP Certified Level 3 Coach
- Certified Functional Strength Coach
- OUA Coach of the Year with Trent University
- High Performance Coach for thirteen years with Field Hockey Ontario including two Canada Summer Games
- Junior National Team Manager for the Pan-American Cup and World Cup
- Senior National Team Manager
- Field Hockey Director at Olympia Sports Camp
- Field Hockey Umpire
- Ontario Minor Hockey Association Level 3 Referee
- Colin Hood OFSAA School Sport Award recipient
- Participant Coach -OFSAA Rugby Championships 2007, 2008
Amy is currently a Residential Head of House at Lakefield College School to thirty high school girls. In addition she is Head Coach of the Varsity Girls Field Hockey Team, manages the school’s Fitness Centre and High Performance Centre and is Founder of the Maverick Field Hockey Club.
So, you get the picture? Amy knows her stuff when it comes to youth sports, and especially field hockey!
I know you will find her insight helpful and useful!
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