“Raising a Student-Athlete: Sports Parenting in the 21st Century”
Presented by Adam H. Naylor, EdD, CC-AASP
Monday, November 6th – 7 PM
Concord Carlisle High School Auditorium
Parents and Coaches are encouraged to attend.
Free! Pre-registration required!
Dr. Naylor will lead this discussion focused on supporting your child’s health and thriving throughout their sporting experiences. Consideration will be given to the parent’s role in developing confident and resilient young athletes and how to manage the stress of increasingly complicated sporting decisions which families face. This talk provides a “playbook” to help guide parents through their child’s entry into sports, through the competitive years, and onto lifelong appreciation for healthy athletics. Time will be set aside for questions and conversation to brainstorm varied questions regarding supporting student-athletes. Ultimately, this presentation should create a dynamic and positive communication within the sports community.
About the presenter: Dr. Naylor, a Clinical Assistant Professor at Boston University’s School of Education, has spent over a decade educating Olympians, major and minor league professionals, competitors in major collegiate conferences (Hockey East, ACC, Big West, Big Ten, Ivy, WCC), and elite juniors athletes towards their goals. He is a regular contributor to USA Hockey coach education conferences and serves as an external consultant to a variety of sports academies (currently the Ivan Lendl International Junior Tennis Academy) and school athletic departments. His research inquiries lie in understanding best practices for player development and how coaches, parents, and organizations create optimal growth environments for athletes. Beyond being on the faculty of the School of Education, he actively consults with athletes, teams and organizations on player development concerns, writes for Psychology Today’s The Sporting Life column, contributes to Boston.com’s “Get Moving” section, and is Counseling Column Editor for the International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Counseling. He is the author of numerous books including The Sport Parent’s Playbook.