Dr. Greg Dale, a nationally known sport psychologist, will speak at Durham Academy on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. The event — “How to Be a Good Parent of a High School Athlete” — will be held at Brumley Performing Arts Building on DA’s Lower School campus (3501 Ridge Road). Parents of all ages of student-athletes are encouraged to attend, and students are welcome. The event is free and open to the public.
In his talk, Dale will advise parents on how to be good role models for their children; the importance of letting athletics be the student’s experience rather than their own; sportsmanship; coach relationships; and general do’s and don’ts. A question-and-answer opportunity will be reserved for the conclusion of Dale’s talk.
Dale is a professor of sport psychology and sport ethics at Duke University, and he serves as director of Duke Athletics’ Sport Psychology and Leadership Programs. In addition to his work with Duke athletes and coaches, he consults with numerous college and professional athletes and teams as well as high school teaching and coaching staffs. He also consults with organizations and corporations around the world and has written four books related to leadership, performance and parenting. Learn more about Dale on his website.