Heathwood Hall
Girls' Track & Field/Cross Country: Mental Toughness & Athletic Performance
6/18/2018 - 6/22/2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grades 6 - 12
Registration for this session is no longer available
The purpose of the camp is to help students and athletes pursue and achieve their goals on their competitive fields as well as in the classroom and personal lives. Mental toughness training is understood through growth, maturation and consistent application of basic skills. By applying skills that lead to mental toughness one can create performance advantages over other competitors and be better prepared to take on life's obstacles. Through age appropriate activities incorporated with basic athletic movements, we can prepare student athletes for a different level of performance. Planned activities address various components of mental toughness including: building confidence and self-esteem, goal setting, motivation, focusing, visual imagery and body image. Students will engage in exercise activities that teach proper form and performance of various Track and Field events followed by classroom format activities that foster mental toughness. We are excited to share our knowledge gained through education and personal athletic experiences onto our youth. Willis Ware serves as the Heathwood Hall Head Track & Field Coach and Head Girls Cross Country Coach. He is in his 14th year of coaching at Heathwood Hall and has over 25 years of coaching experience on the high school and college level. He was an All-Conference cross country and track & field athlete at the University of Missouri. He established the schools’ third fastest time in both the indoor mile (4:06) and outdoor 1500 meter run (3:45). Additionally, he ran the lead-off leg of Missouri’s 4 x 800 meter relay which finished the 1981 season ranked by Track & Field News as the # 1 ranked team in the US and # 5 ranked team in the world. Willis earned his bachelor’s degree in Education and Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri. His oldest daughter is a graduate of Heathwood (09) and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (13). Arna came from Rijeka, Croatia, she received a full athletic scholarship at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Arna graduated in December, 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology and Sociology and with a MA in Counseling in October 2016. Arna successfully competed on both the college level and international level in track & field. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Life Coach, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Motor Behaviors from University of South Carolina.
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