Maximize Your Potential: How the Mind-Body Connection Improves Performance On and Off the Field
September 26th, 2016

Dr. Greg Dale, a leading national sport psychologist from Duke University, shared his expertise with students, parents and coaches in three separate sessions.

Dr. Dale, author of several books on sports leadership and performance including: It’s A Mental Thing! 5 Keys to Improving Performance & Enjoying Sport extended his message beyond athletics to training for life by training the mind. His program helped launch Duxbury High School’s “Define Your Legacy” theme for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Dr. Dale motivated students, coaches and parents with an emphasis on using the mind as an asset.

For the STUDENT session he illustrated how to:

  • set goals
  • focus on success
  • let go of mistakes
  • make the most of preparation
  • embrace pressure

For the COACHES’ session:

  • explained the “Seven C’s of Coaching Credibility”
  • demonstrated the art of coaching with strategies for developing positive team culture and leadership skills

For the PARENT session:

  • explained how to enhance and support the life lessons children and teens take away from their experiences in school, on the field or on stage
  • shared strategies on how to help children deal with the competitive landscape in which they live
  • identified what to say before, during and after a performance/competition/test
  • described ways to help your child/teen set attainable goals to help them reach their maximum potential

Greg Dale, PhD. is a Professor of Sport Psychology and Ethics at Duke University and the Director of Leadership Programs for Duke Athletics. Dale works with Duke’s storied coaches, including Coach “K”, and consults with professional, collegiate, and high school athletes, coaches and teaching staff around the country. Additionally, Dale speaks to international corporations and non-profit organizations about maximizing potential.

Dr. Dale came to Duxbury with the support of The Parent Connection, Duxbury Public Schools and Duxbury Athletic Boosters.