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Stallions News · Event Recap: Week of October 28 – November 3


Saturday, Oct 28th

Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Mitchell
N/A

Sunday, Oct 29th

No event results

Monday, Oct 30th

No event results

Tuesday, Oct 31st

No event results

Wednesday, Nov 1st

No event results

Thursday, Nov 2nd

No event results

Friday, Nov 3rd

Boys Varsity Football
vs. Pueblo County High School
N/A

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Multiple Teams · Volleyball CHSAA Academic All State Teams


A big congratulation is deserving for our Volleyball team at Sierra High School. We had 5 players get Academic All-State First Team awards for their high academic achievement and 3 honorable mentions. The Varsity team had a combined GPA of 3.49!

 

CHSAA ACADEMIC AWARDS
1st Team – Daizha Brown, Ashley Davis, Maliah Earls, Kiara Tibbs, Gya’ni Sami
Honorable Mention-Chloe Bowlby, Bella-Analise Brown, Tionna Moss

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Stallions News · 3 Things Most Sports Parents Do That Hurts Their Kid’s Confidence


From Mental Toughness Trainer

How would you like to know what’s going on inside the mind of your son or daughter so that you could know exactly what you should do to best help them succeed in their sport and be happy in their life?

Well, I have guided to success literally hundreds of young athletes and performers one on one in my office and thousands more online worldwide. You are about to benefit from that insider experience!

What you need to know about building confidence in your kids

If you truly want to give your kids a boost to success, the first thing you need to do is stop doing these 3 things that hurt your kids’ confidence so let us get right to it with #1.

1. Giving your kid encouragement, praise, and cheers ONLY when they do well out there.

Most of us adults have forgotten what it’s like to be a kid. If I didn’t see them for years now, I would have too. Here’s what you need to understand:

  • When the young performer does well and you cheer and praise, you are giving your approval of what they have just done.
  • When the kid does not do well and looks over at the bench at you and sees your disappointed face and body posture, the child gets the message of Disapproval.
  • As sports fans and audiences, we are conditioned to cheer when things go right and go “Awww” when they go wrong for our team. Now, this is totally fine when you’re watching your favorite pro sports team. Those players are not your children and they can take it. But not your kids because they subconsciously take it, literally, as a form of rejection, and there’s nothing worse for a kid than getting that from their parent.

What you need to do is:

  • be passionately positive even when nothing exciting is happening but especially when the child has a poor performance of any kind. You do not want your child coming away from a game, meet or match with the idea that your approval is dependent on their performance.

You may just be showing your disappointment in empathy for them but that’s not how they are taking it. This is a huge confidence killer.

2. Telling your kid how they could have done better on the car ride home.

Or otherwise giving unsolicited advice at any time right after a poor performance or a loss. Most often, the best thing you can do as a sports parent is nothing.

If your kid ASKS for advice and help on what they could have done better, then yes, of course, give it.  Do your best to be objective about what you observed in delivering your advice and avoid any judgment. Judgement is ultimately the confidence killer.

If you ever watch little kids play in the sandbox together and one of them upsets the other, there’s crying and finger pointing for a few minutes and then after a short time, the kids are right back in the sandbox playing again like nothing happened.

Kids have a much greater natural ability to let go of difficult events faster than us adults. We learn how to hold on to things as we get older because we have all this complex thinking that requires full mental resolution on things.

Kids don’t have that yet and can develop resiliency through difficult events if allowed to. That’s what we should want for them for their participation in sports, life skills like resilience.

To do that:

  • kids often need the space and freedom to express, if they want to, and then process the difficulty in their own way. Let them.
  • if a kid is holding on to the loss or poor performance and it effects for more than a day, then you can jump in and ask if he or she would like to talk or would like some help with their game to improve on the problem.
  • stop jumping in and saving your kid or teaching them how to do it right next time at the worst time, right after the event. That’s what we have coaches for. Resilience is the foundation for confidence.

3. Stop delivering typical sports cliches and trite sayings that mean nothing to a kid like:

“You just have to believe in yourself”
“When you’re out there, you have to be focused”
“Stop overthinking”
“Just go out there and have fun”

This is my personal pet peeve having worked in this area for so long, and youth coaches are the worst offenders. Think about this, can you explain to a kid HOW to believe in themselves? Can you give them the steps to “Stop overthinking?” Or how about that vague command to “Get focused or get your head in the game?”

They don’t know what any of that means, let alone HOW to do what you are telling them.

And so what happens?

You create confusion, uncertainty, worry that they “Aren’t doing it right” and will ultimately disappoint the adults giving them the advice.

So, instead of the kid just playing in the present moment with their body, which they do naturally and don’t have to be told HOW to do, by the way, we teach them with these silly cliche’s to get in their head and their useless fear-based thoughts.

Also, you might think that telling them to “Just go out there and have fun” is good advice and it CAN be but it is a risky move.

Here’s why:

The whole culture of youth sports is organized around winning and how well the kids perform. There’s no question about that. Coaches, parents in the stands cheering good play and being disappointed in poor play like I already mentioned and other messages constantly coming at them like:

Did you win?
How did you do?
Did you start today?
Did you score?
How many points? etc.

If that isn’t enough, kids base their identity on whether or not they get playing time, make the team, get to the next level and even their friendships are centered around this. These messages are constant and everywhere.

And then you go and tell them to “Just go out there and have fun.” They hear that and at best, they forget it after 2 minutes and slip back into the whole performance-centered mentality they’ve been overwhelmed with. And at worst, subconsciously destroy their confidence in advice from you because of the mixed messages.

The worst irony of it all is:

The parent or coach is giving the advice with the hopes that it helps their performance when in actuality, it hurts it.


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Stallions News · 2017-2018 Winter Sports Registration!


Attention Stallion Nation! Winter sports season is right around the corner. If you are wishing to participate in any of these sports you need to make sure you are registered online. Follow these directions in order to make sure you are good to go on November 10th:

Registration for athletics is now online. To complete the registration go to the athletic website (gostallionsports.com):
i. Click on “Register for Sports” on the right side of the screen.
ii. Follow the link provided & sign in (new users will need to create an account


iii. Create a new student profile & complete the registration online


iv. Physical forms & medical history must be turned in & on file in the athletics office


v. Student-athletes must get a clearance slip from the athletic department to be allowed to participate in practice/tryouts


vi. Insurance is mandatory to complete registration & participate in athletics


i. If insurance must be purchased please follow the student-athlete insurance link under the “Athletic Forms” tab on the homepage


vii. Students with athletic fees on their IC account will not be cleared to participate in athletics until all fees are paid in full.


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Stallions News · All Teams Schedule: Week of October 30 – November 5


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Sierra High School, October 30 – November 5

MONDAY

October 30, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

October 31, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

November 01, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

November 02, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

November 03, 2017

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football
vs. Pueblo County High School
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

November 04, 2017

4:00 PM Boys Freshman Football C Team
@ Pueblo County High School
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

November 05, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Multiple Teams · Sierra Volleyball Has Strongest Season in the Past 10 Years


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The Sierra Volleyball team completed their 2017-2018 season yesterday with a 9-14 record overall and a 3-5 CSML record finishing 6th in the league out of 9.

The success of Volleyball at Sierra has not been great over the past 10 years with the team winning a few games a season and not competing with some of the best teams in our league.

That tone has been changing the past 2 years as the team continues to improve and becomes a force in the Colorado Springs Metro League. This year the team shocked members of the league my beating Mesa Ridge High School 3-1 last week. The girls on this team have put in the work to make themselves better and under the leadership of Steve Lacy this year a culture of winning is starting to engrain into the minds of the girls that come out for Volleyball at Sierra.

This team deserves a big congratulation for a successful season!


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Stallions News · Event Recap: Week of October 21 – October 27


Saturday, Oct 21st

Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
@ Doherty
N/A

Sunday, Oct 22nd

No event results

Monday, Oct 23rd

No event results

Tuesday, Oct 24th

Girls B Squad Volleyball C-Team
@ Mitchell
W 1 – 2 SUMMARY
Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
@ Mitchell
W 0 – 2 SUMMARY
Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Mitchell
W 0 – 3 SUMMARY

Wednesday, Oct 25th

No event results

Thursday, Oct 26th

Girls B Squad Volleyball C-Team
vs. Elizabeth High School
L 1 – 2 SUMMARY
Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
vs. Elizabeth High School
L 0 – 2 SUMMARY
Girls Varsity Volleyball
vs. Elizabeth High School
L 0 – 3 SUMMARY
Boys Varsity Football
@ Pueblo Central High School
L 28 – 19 SUMMARY

Friday, Oct 27th

No event results

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Multiple Teams · Sierra High School Varsity Football beat Pueblo Central High School 28-19


Thursday, October 26, 2017

7:00 PM

Sierra High School
AWAY
28

Pueblo Central High School
HOME
19

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Multiple Teams · Sierra High School Girls Varsity Volleyball falls to Elizabeth High School 3-0


Thursday, October 26, 2017

6:00 PM

Elizabeth High School
AWAY
3

Sierra High School
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0

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Multiple Teams · Sierra High School Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball falls to Elizabeth High School 2-0


Thursday, October 26, 2017

5:00 PM

Elizabeth High School
AWAY
2

Sierra High School
HOME
0

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