Parents…It is OK to let your athlete struggle. Walk with them but don’t always “save” them. If they are “saved” from all struggles, they never experience failure and how to fight back and recover. Athletes who haven’t been given a chance to overcome failure often lack true confidence, because they haven’t learned problem solving and perseverance skills. That can lead to an exaggerated fear of failure and worrying too much about what others think - performance suffers.
Ellie Black: "As the 2016 Rio Olympics are coming to a close I can't even start to put into words how incredible the past couple weeks have been. I am so thankful and blessed to have had the opportunity to represent our beautiful country at my second Olympic Games with my amazing team. We stood tall together through the success and disappointment and laid it all out on the competition floor to show the world that we are team Canada and we are fighters. We have all worked so hard, sacrificed and been through so much to get here. We could not have done it without everyone's help. To my teammates, coaches, club, family, friends, the community, province and country, thank you for the incredible support through all the ups and downs. The past 4 years have been an unbelievable journey. I have experienced so much and made memories that will last me a lifetime. Congratulations to everyone on their Olympic performances. Not everyone gets the opportunity to compete at the Olympic Games so stand tall and be proud of what you have accomplished against all odds. I know I am beaming with Canadian pride and had the time of my life cheering on every member of team Canada in Rio! So excited to see what new adventures may come my way" 🇨🇦