Rosberg Presents: Building A Character-Based Athletic Program Aug. 7 at Sidney High School

On Monday, Aug. 7 at the Sidney High School, Sidney, MT, Scott Rosberg will present “Building a Character-Based Athletic Program”. This program will include “The Responsibilities of Coaching” from 4-5 p.m., “Life Lessons for Athletes” from 5:15-6:15 p.m., and “The Role of Parents in Athletics” from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

The Responsibilities of Coaching (Coaches):

Coaches have a variety of responsibilities when they take on the role of coach. They have responsibilities to their players, their fellow coaches, their standards, the profession of coaching, and much more. This presentation explores those responsibilities and the importance of coaches taking their responsibilities seriously, so that they can provide kids the opportunity for a positive athletic experience.

Life Lessons for Athletes (Athletes & Coaches)

Have standards, not rules. The clearer behavioral standards are defined, the better chance athletes will rise to them. In order for individual athletes and teams to reach their potential, they must have clearly identified expectations for team behaviors. So often we focus on someone being an athlete based on physical talents, while overlooking less than best effort and poor attitudes. This presentation re-defines the term “athlete” in more than just physical terms by describing the importance of athletes displaying the following types of behavioral characteristics: Discipline, Teachable Spirit, Mental Toughness, Selflessness, Integrity.

The Role of Parents in Athletics (Parents, Athletes, & Coaches)

This is a straightforward message from athletes to their parents about how parents can help their athletic performance, create good memories, and demonstrate respect from the perspective of young people. The presentation is broken into the sections “Before, during, and after the game.” Key concepts included are encouraging healthy risk-taking through sport, releasing your child to the game, red flags for if you have not released him/her, how to watch your child’s games, proper behavior at games to help model poise & confidence, and post-game behaviors that will help your child keep his/her perspective and bounce back ready to go for the next game/practice.

About the Speaker: Scott Rosberg, Proactive Coaching & SlamDunk Success

Rosberg has been a coach at the high school/middle school levels for 40 years, an English teacher for 21 years, and an athletic director for 12 years. He has published numerous books on coaching and youth/school athletics, two books of inspirational messages and quotes for graduates, and a fiction series of stories for athletes and coaches. Rosberg has a podcast for coaches called “Great Quotes for Coaches”, available on all of the major podcast providers, and he does weekly videos for coaches and athletes on his SlamDunk Success YouTube Channel. He also speaks to schools, teams, and businesses on a variety of team-building, leadership, and coaching topics. Rosberg has a variety of other materials about coaching and athletic topics on his website—SlamDunk Success. You can email Rosberg at [email protected].

Rosberg is also a member of the Proactive Coaching speaking team. Proactive Coaching is dedicated to helping organizations create character and education-based team cultures, while providing a blueprint for team leadership. Proactive Coaching can be found on the web at You can join the 900,000+ people who receive daily messages of inspiration on Proactive Coaching’s Facebook page at


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