The Role of Parents in Athletics: Bruce Brown Presentation – Thursday, Sept. 23

We are so fortunate to have Bruce Brown at York House on Thursday. Bruce is one of the most sought after speakers in North America. He speaks at major NCAA universities, high schools, colleges and professional sport organizations. His message on teaching character through sport is a message that all coaches, athletes and parents need to hear.

Bruce has been the most inspirational voice in shaping my professional career and my values towards athletics and leadership. His message transcends athletics to be relevant in all aspects of life.

He will be presenting Life Lessons for Athletes and more about trust and confidence for athletes to all our Tigers and coaches from 3:30-4:30pm on September 23. All Tigers Grades 6-12 are expected to be there. Other students who are heavily involved in other extra-curricular activities are also welcome to attend. From 4:30-5:30pm he will speak to all coaches, student coaches and team leaders.

The Role of Parents in Athletics presentation will run from 6:00-6:45pm and is very important for all of our Tigers parents Gr. 6-12. This presentation is also very relevant for any parent looking to support and encourage their daughter in various activities, academics and in life.

Olympic athlete, YHS alumnae and parent Leslie Cliff ’72, heard Bruce speak in the fall of 2004 when her daughter, Lisa, was starting Grade 12. Here’s what she had to say about the presentation: “I thought I had a good grip on how to be a supportive parent of an aspiring elite athlete but I learned a lot from Bruce Brown. He exposed me to concepts on how to help Lisa while respecting her abilities to make the big decisions in her career.”

I hope our Tigers parents take advantage of this special opportunity.

David Prissinotti
Athletics Director

More information regarding Bruce Brown and his message can be found at

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