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10 Skills Every Teammate Needs

Social Skills are Teammate Skills

Social skills are an important part of childhood development; and even more vital for athletes who play team sports. For that reason, when we saw the image below (created by well-respected author & camping professional, Audrey “Sunshine” Monke) we had to share it! We know these skills will help your daughter become a better teammate, more confident leader, and more resilient athlete–both on and off the field–because we see it in happening with our campers everyday of the summer.


How to Become the Best Teammate

Okay, so it’d be great for your daughter to have these skills, but how does she gain them? Attending a high-quality camp program like the Berkshire Soccer Academy provides an opportunity for her to discover these skills for herself instead of being “told” in lecture format. Campers have the freedom to practice these skills everyday in their cabins, on the fields and at the lake in a safe and inclusive environment. Beyond that, our unique Mental Skills Program encourages Berky Girls to think, ask questions, and work together as they learn how to become more complete and well-prepared athletes, all while making life-long friends. What could be better than that?!

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About Sunshine Parenting

Audrey “Sunshine” Monke is an author, and mother to 5 great kids (ages 13-23). She’s also a summer camp director at Gold Arrow (where they call her “Sunshine”) and has worked with thousands of children, college-age counselors, and parents for over 30 years.

Sunshine Parenting

When Audrey’s kids started going to college, she grew jealous of their coursework and decided to go back to school herself. In 2015, she received a Master’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Fresno. She loves being back in school and says she was a lot more engaged and interested than she was during her undergraduate degree at Stanford. Her masters work focused on positive psychology and, of course, the incredible impact of camp experiences!