This week are focusing on the importance of having a positive attitude. Having a positive attitude means focusing on the things that ARE going right, instead of the things that aren't. Having a positive attitude means setting a goal and being optimistic, determined about the outcome. Would anyone ever reach a goal, if at the outset they had already decided that they probably wouldn't make it? A negative attitude becomes a self-fulfillingprophecy. If you don't think you can... you won't.
When we lose a game, get a bad grade on a test, or when things just plain aren't going our way, its easy to develop a negative attitude. It takes work to train ourselves to focus on the positive and remain optimistic. Teaching our kids how to do this can be the difference in them achieving their goals, and being happier people. After all, in most cases, we cannot control the things that happen to us. The only thing we can control is how we react to it. Help your kids choose not to let an unfortunate situation ruin their day.
This week, talk to your kids about what it means to be optimistic, and to have a positive attitude. Encourage them to look for the good in every situation. Show them with your words and examples. Our coaches will be doing the same: yes, maybe we lost the game, but we made some really good plays, the second half was much better than the first, etc.
If you know of a #GrozaKid who demonstrates a positive attitude, let us know! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to submit is next Sunday, September 10th.
All nominees will be highlighted here on our page and on our website.www.lougrozafootball.org.
And each week one flag player, one tackle player and one cheerleader will be chosen to win a small token of our appreciation for showing their #grozacharacter in our community.
Lou Groza Football is the premier youth football program in the Berea City School District. We offer Tackle Football, Flag Football and cheerleading for boys and girls from the communities of Berea, Middleburg Hts and Brookpark.