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Duke sports administrator visits Lake Mills

LAKE MILLS — After speaking via video feed at the Lake Mills parent-athlete meeting in March, Dr. Gregory Dale, director of sports psychology and leadership programs at Duke University, made his way to Lake Mills for a day full of programs geared toward all members of the athletic community.

Dale started the day with a 90-minute presentation to the student athletes that involved preaching the values of being a good teammate and putting in the extra positive attitude and work ethic to be an elite player.

After meeting with the students, Dale spent four hours with the Lake Mills coaches helping them develop their skill sets as coaches and making sure they are getting the best out of their athletes. Finally, Dale spent just over an hour speaking with athletes’ parents, followed by a social meet and greet to end the day.

Dale is also a professor of sports psychology and sports ethics in the department of health, wellness and physical education at Duke. He has published five books on the subject and has released 14 educational videos. He is a member of the executive boards for The Positive Coaching Alliance, Pro Football Hall of Fame Game for Life Foundation and the United States Lacrosse Coaches Association. Dale is also a member of the Sports Psychology Staff for USA Track and Field.

 

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Tyler Julson covers sports for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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