Notes From the AD

From the AD
I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who was involved with Winter Sports.  Our basketball teams both finished with the best record in their league and the cheerleaders brought amazing energy and spirit to the games.  Personally, it was a joy to work with the girls basketball team and watch the boys and cheerleaders.
Girls soccer is off to a great start.  After only two games, the team has shown great improvements and, more importantly, are having lots of fun.  For a game schedule, please visit the Girls Soccer page.
Lastly, in the interest of intentionally building a positive climate around Highlander Athletics, I would like to pass along some wisdom I found very useful.  As parents, we are constantly setting a tone and an example for our children.  Whether or not our children develop a love for sports may hinge on the way we interact with them after a game.  Dr. Greg Dale, the Director of Sports Psychology and Leadership Programs at Duke University, has some specific advice for how speak to your children after a game.  During a lecture I was fortunate enough to attend, he said thatthe only thing he says to his children after a game is “I really loved watching you play.”  This statement keeps the focus on having fun and lets your child know that their performance on the athletic field doesn’t affect your relationship with them.  If you would like to learn more about Dr. Dale’s advice for parents, you can find his book The Fulfilling Ride: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Athletes Have a Successful Sports Experience on Amazon.  
 
Go Highlanders!

Introducing: Team App

 

Want to keep up with athletics at ICI?  Download the Team App!  This app keeps track of our team schedules, news, and other events.  If you have a champion playing a sport for ICI, join the team group to get direct messages from your coach and the AD.  As we add more features we will keep you updated.

To download the app, just search for “Team App” in your app store.  It is free to download.  If you are not a smartphone user, you can go to www.teamapp.com to join.  After you create an account, search for ICImagine to add our app.

If you have questions, email Coach Higgins at KyleHiggins@icimagine.org.

Interested in Helping ICI Athletics?

Coach Higgins is looking to start a Booster Club to raise funds for ICI athletics.  This club would plan athletics fundraisers so that we can purchase jerseys and equipment, rent space until we have our own facilities, and many other things.

Whether you would be interested in taking on a leadership role or just want to help out, please email Coach Higgins at KyleHiggins@ICImagine.org