Fall Sports Orientation: Parent and Athlete Meetings
Former Glenbard North parent Doug Petit, President of Parents and Teens Together returns to share the story of his son Jonathan lost to poor choices regarding alcohol. For the past nine years Doug has spoken to over 80,000 middle school students, high school students, as well as their parents about the perils of underage drinking. Doug shares his family’s story of loss and the impact it had on all who knew his son. Doug’s message comes from the heart and the center of his story is that the choices we make are the choices we live by. This presentation will take place at 6:00pm in the Auditorium at Glenbard North. North athletes and their parents are required to attend this presentation which is open to the public.
Monday, August 14 Levar Fisher: Peak Performance: Playing With Dignity and Grace
6:00pm – Rider Auditorium, Glenbard East
Levar Fisher is an awarded college athlete who became a successful pro, captaining two NFL teams, and later continuing that leadership role as a highly sought-after speaker who has inspired audiences nationwide. Fisher’s didn’t allow his rise to the top to be impeded by mistakes, instead learning how to channel mistakes into positive outcomes.
Fisher received his first motivation for success from bullies who made fun of his weight and his dreams. With hard work he was able to attend college on a football scholarship, and after being drafted by the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL he built a solid reputation as a leader establishing “Fisher of Men” a non-profit organization for at-risk youth. A knee injury ultimately ended his football career, with reinvention being just one more step in this pro’s journey. He hit the road as a premier speaker for Sports World, an organization that brings hope to youth. Fisher has a powerful story to share… one that shows that everyone can do more, have more, and give more when motivated to give back and to be a difference-maker in the world. East athletes and their parents are required to attend this presentation which is also open to the public.
Gregory A. Dale, is a Professor of Sport Psychology and Sport Ethics at Duke University. He is also the Director of the Sport Psychology and Leadership Programs for Duke Athletics. Dale is a dynamic speaker who consults with numerous professional athletes/teams and corporations around the world on how to enhance peak performance and character. He appears regularly in the media and has written four books related to leadership, performance, and parenting . Here athletes will gain practical suggestions for increasing confidence, accountability and properly handling adversity, while demonstrating the importance of commitment and enjoying the process. Parents will learn the significance of the coach-athlete-parent triangle, and the importance of modeling these lessons, as well as effective goal-settingthat parents can use with their children. Athletes at South and West are required to attend with their parent or guardian.