17 Feb Seven Key Behaviors The Susquehannock Camps Develop That College Coaches Admire

Seven Key Behaviors The Susquehannock Camps Develop That College Coaches Admire

As you may know, The Susquehannock Camps Provide Multi-Sport Athletic Development & Confidence-Based Learning for Children Between the Ages of Seven and Sixteen.

Our Mission is to encourage the moral, social, and physical development of campers, primarily through the medium of team and individual sports. The program is designed to engender self-reliance, self-confidence, and leadership ability. In athletic competition, at the dining table, and in cabin life campers are taught tolerance and respect for others, how to deal gracefully with conflict, and a sense of fair play.

When children leave our camp, they return home as independent, high character, team- oriented, gritty, hardy souls.

Camp Susquehannock not only allows kids to have wonderful, fun-filled summers, but ultimately prepares them for their upcoming years of college and the rest of their life!

This philosophy goes hand in hand with that of many college coaches.

Marcia McDermott is a Positive Coaching Alliance National Advisory Board Member and Women’s Soccer Coach at the United States Military Academy (West Point). She served as an Assistant Coach for the U.S. Women’s National Team in 2011. As a student-athlete, McDermott led the University of North Carolina to three national titles in 1983, 1984 and 1986, serving as co-captain in 1986 during an All-American season.

In an interview with the PCA, she highlights the seven behaviors she and other coaches look for in student athletes. These are the same behaviors and qualities we develop at Camp Susquehannock.

1. College coaches look for leaders who lead by example.

2. College coaches look for character – those who want to be good people, not just good athletes.

3. College coaches seek athletes that are, and want to be, good teammates.

4. College coaches look for athletes that respect their teammates and coaches.

5. College coaches observe interactions with family members to see how players value relationships.

6. College coaches look for athletes with independence, who don’t need someone else to lead.

7. College coaches look for athletes with a growth mindset, who believe they can develop and grow.

If you would like more information on The Susquehannock Camps please feel free to contact me directly. I can be reached at jbell@susquehannock.com.

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