Last month I was lucky enough to attend the inaugural USA Hockey Women’s Leadership Summit in Anaheim, California. The speakers were amazing and covered a very wide variety of topics while empowering all participants with knowledge spanning from sports to the different issues facing our female demographic in today’s society. The speakers also addressed how we, as strong females, can stand up and have our voices heard as an army.
This article will highlight some of the key points from the summit. Additional information will be made available to organization attendees at the annual AHAI Affiliate Leadership Conference (AALC) at the end of May.
Below are the topics that were covered in an extremely short period of time:
- Building confident girls into competent women
- Learning from experience
- Building trust
- Knowing your value and Finding your voice
- Growing the game
Whether you are a young player, adult player, coach, parent, administrator or hockey director, we are all leaders in our own way, and we need to work in unison toward the same goals.
In any part of life, goals are an essential element to success. How we develop a strategic action plan and implement it depends on having the necessary tools at our disposal. The end goals can be huge and accomplished by achieving several small goals along the way.
Keep these things in mind the next time you’re faced with any type of situation:
- DRAMA is the #1 issue facing girls and young women.
- Always believe that one person, one action CAN make a difference.
- “You CAN control YOUR attitude and effort” - Kendall Coyne
- “Failure doesn’t exist” - Kobe Bryant
- Recognize what’s really going on; look beyond the person and find their story.
- Communicate and listen.
- Anatomy of trust: B.R.A.V.I.N.G. (Boundaries * Reliability * Accountability * Vault * Integrity * Non-judgment * Generosity). Please click HERE for a description of each word and a valuable exercise to complete.
There were many more attention-grabbing phrases from the WLS. For a full list, please feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How we handle the above statements and use them daily in our mindset will help us reach personal success with self-awareness and self-confidence.
Future issues of the Girls’ Snapshot will have added attention-grabbing phrases and exercises to try.
Let’s work together to create the best Girls’ Hockey Community possible!!
IT STARTS WITH EACH OF US!
Stay Safe and Stay Healthy,