Life Lessons from the Soccer Field

In this podcast, BCB host Christina Hulet explores the ability to create and sustain healthy relationships – what psychologists call sociability – with soccer coach Ballan Campeau of BIFC club soccer and the Bainbridge High School team, and two of his athletes, Tyler Moravec and Quinn Millerd.

How can we help youth create and sustain positive, healthy relationships?

It’s an important question for all of us, adults and youth alike, and yet we all know how messy and challenging relationships can be. Who among us is able to navigate all of our relationships well? To be successful at relationships, we need a number of skills: active listening, compassion, boundary setting, collaboration, and the ability to regulate one’s emotions and impulses. It is a lifelong journey.

In sharing their experiences of creating solid relationships on the soccer field and beyond, Ballan, Tyler and Quinn encourage us, as parents and community members, to think about what we might do from the sidelines to foster these skills and better support our youth.

Credits: BCB host: Christina Hulet; BCB studio tech: Channie Peters; BCB audio editor and social media publisher: Diane Walker.

Thanks to Bainbridge Community Broadcasting for supporting the “Beyond the Report Card: Cultivating What Matters” campaign.