News Release

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Contact: George Stinnett, CHKD, (757) 668-7043 or

Free Public Program Presented by CHKD and Kohl’s

Today’s Young Athlete – How do you measure success?

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. —A free workshop – “Today’s Young Athlete – How do you measure success?” – will be presented August 26, 7-9 p.m., in CHKD’s Brickhouse Auditorium, 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk. Parents, coaches and athletes will learn the latest on youth attitudes about winning, losing, competition and off-the-field behavior choices. Team attendance is encouraged.

Sports psychologist Joel Fish will identify symptoms of competitive stress and show parents and coaches how they can help the athlete become successful on and off the field. Fish is a nationally recognized expert and has worked extensively with athletes of all ages and skill levels, from youth sports through the Olympic and professional ranks. He has been a sport psychology consultant for the Philadelphia Flyers, the 76ers, the Phillies, the Charge and the USA Women’s National Soccer Team. He has spoken at more than 200 universities and is a popular presenter at a variety of athletic functions and on television shows. He is director of the Center for Sport Psychology in Philadelphia and has recently published a book, “101 Ways to Be a Terrific Sports Parent.”

Advance registration for the program is requested and can be accomplished online at or by calling (757) 668-7500 or 1-800-395-2453.

The program is co-presented by Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters Sports Medicine Program and Kohl’s Department Stores as part of a year-long series of lectures to help parents and professionals build stronger relationships with children. The series is made possible by a $56,000 grant from Kohl’s through the Kohl’s Cares for Kids Campaign.