The Northshore Amateur Sports Academy is dedicated to providing all youth with the highest quality education and team experience through sports participation. Participants are treated with respect and the opportunity to experience growth in the areas of interacting with others, teamwork, sportsmanship, fair play and skill development. Our goal is to create a positive environment that fosters improved self-confidence and self-esteem through experiences in sports activities. Also, the Northshore Amateur Sports Academy provides training programs for coaches, mentors, and teachers including functioning as a clearinghouse for information on all aspects of sports, education, health and nutrition.
NORTHSHORE ACADEMY PRINCIPLES
PURPOSE – No one can succeed in any task without keeping his goal clearly in mind. Parents must accept the goal of raising their children properly and must diligently work toward that goal. They must not leave this to others. If you are a parent, you must have proper goals.
Some goals include:
- Meeting children’s physical needs
- Providing a good education
- Prepare them for life, so they can be good citizens and neighbors
- Provide some recreation, entertainment, and enjoyment.
Sometimes we have gotten off track and if we put too much emphasis on temporal things. Let us realize the seriousness of our responsibility as parents and keep our eye on our goal.
PLANNING – If we wish to succeed in any important, difficult endeavor, first we must determine our goal.Then we must develop a plan for reaching our goal. Planning is important in everyday life. Often we fail to reach our goals because we fail to develop a clear plan for reaching them. It takes time and effort in determining exactly what rules and principles that you will follow in raising your children.
PRACTICE – Practice begins with teaching the principles involved. Discuss with your children, ask them questions, and answer their questions. All people learn by imitation. We learn newjobs by watching others do them, etc. Children especially learn by mimicking parents. Toddlers want to wear our shoes, talk like us, dress like us, etc
Usually people learn best, not just by being told what to do, nor even by watching others, but by actually practicing the activity guided by an instructor. Frequent repetition is needed This is the way most people learn to play the piano, drive a car, or participate in a sport, etc.
Humans are creatures of habit, and habits develop by repetition. Good practice habits need to be repeated throughout the child’s life, so good habits are thoroughly instilled in his/her character.
AUTHORITY – Learning to respect authority is the basic foundation principle for successful living. Both the father and the mother must be involved in raising the children and teaching this principle. Recognizing those in charge of a situation allow for better learning, in our attempt to grow and be better people Humans are fallible and often make mistakes, so it is reasonable that some of their theories do notwork. This should not inhibit or restrict the understanding and respect of those in authority positions.
MOTIVATION – Often the child’s will conflicts with that of the parent. Then, if the child is to learn respect for authority and do what we believe to be best for him, we must still get them to obey us.
Parents must motivate the child to obey.Whatever reasons they have for not obeying, we must give them stronger reasons to obey! This is done by rewards and punishments. When the child obeys, we make him glad by giving him a pleasant experience. When he disobeys, we make him sorry by giving an unpleasant experience. He eventually learns it is to his advantage to obey.
CONSISTENCY – Consistency is defined as “steadfast adherence to the same principles.”
We have already learned five “key” principles we must follow in order to raise successful, adaptable children. But it is not enough to just understand and be aware of these principles. We must consistently apply them – we must “steadfastly adhere” to them, and we must continually apply the “same principles” without variation.
- We must consistently keep our purpose before us and take all actions with that purpose in mind
- We must consistently plan our actions and then put our plan into action
- We must consistently practice these principles for the whole family, making our decisions according to what is best for all of our children
- We must consistently use authority for the good of all, expecting obedience and respect from children
- We must consistently motivate our children to obey us by means of proper, diligent application of punishments and rewards
Lack of consistency is one of the biggest problems facing parents. We often fail, not because we do not know what to do, but because we are not diligent in applying consistently what we know.
Reference Source: Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth