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Promoting and Developing Excellence in Children

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MeditationFriday, March 24
10:00a.m. - 11:30a.m.

Fee: $15 (additional guests $5/person)
Dr. David Udelf and Andy Pohl, Instructor


What can we do to enable our kids to succeed and be their best?  Most children want to achieve excellence in something, but don’t understand how to get there. Many parents also do not recognize the power of their words and actions to either encourage or hinder their children’s ability to mature into independent, successful, adults.

Regardless of what our kids seek to be excellent at—sports, academics, the arts, or some other skill-based endeavor—the requirements for achieving their best are identical: a systematic process of hard work, habitual effort, steadfast discipline, and the daily pursuit of continuous improvement. Ultimately, if kids are going to achieve they have to do it themselves; adults cannot do it for them.

What key ingredients will allow your kids to succeed?  What does research indicate parents can do to cultivate hard-working, resilient children capable of persisting and coping with the demands of the 21st Century world?

This workshop will answer these questions by exploring the essential elements of the Habit of Excellence, teaching parents how to facilitate the development of critical life skills that will allow their children to maximize their potential.

Dr. David Udelf brings an extensive and diverse clinical and sports psychology experience combined with 40-plus years of youth sports coaching and professional involvement which gives him a unique, realistic perspective on children and youth sports and he has been in private psychology practice since 1992.  He received his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees at Miami University, his Doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Denver and completed a Clinical Psychology Internship at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center.  He is actively engaged with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), Sports Psychology’s international professional association. He has consulted with schools, universities, athletic departments, leagues, and elite sports programs, including Notre Dame Cathedral Latin School (Ohio), St. Ignatius (Ohio), and Cleveland State University baseball teams. 

Andy Pohl is a licensed school administrator in the State of Ohio and Illinois.  He has a Master’s in Secondary Education from DePaul University and a Master’s in Education Leadership from Northeastern Illinois University.   Over a span of fifteen plus years, Andy has served as a school administrator, athletic director, and high school varsity baseball coach.  As a high school baseball coach in Chicago, Andy either directed or assisted three separate programs to five regional championships and three city semi-finalist appearances.  He authored the Handbook for Athletics in Catholic Elementary School, a document which serves as the athletic policy manual for the Archdiocese of Chicago.   Andy is also the co-founder of a sports consulting firm called DNA Sports, which helps volunteer youth coaches understand their roles with regards to the social, emotional, and athletic development of their athletes. 

March 24th, 2017 10:00 AM
3430 Rocky River Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44111
United States
Phone: 216-688-1111  ext. 251
Fee $ 15.00

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