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The importance of Sports ( team or individual ) for Kids

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Annie Abram PhD

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This Monday, July 11, our guest Coach Kyle Gray will talk about the important role of sports and its influence on kids' lives.  Coach Gray's philosophy is to help kids identify and pursue their own  interests and develop personally as well as athletically participating in team or individual sports.

Kyle Gray - Head Coach, North Seattle Community College
Kyle Gray enters his eighth season as head coach for the Storm, after being named to the position in 2004.
In his eight years with Seattle, Gray has experienced his share of ups and downs, including three seasons in a row in which his team finished in the 5th place spot for the division, just one game away from the playoff.  With a team stocked full of freshman, the Storm will need to rely and trust one other, work on team building,  and work with determination and perseverance to their full capacity.
Gray earned a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences from the University of Washington in 2005 and his Masters in Physical Education fromSeattle Pacific University in 2010. He is currently the elementary PE teacher at Viewlands Elementary. Prior to UW and SPU, Gray graduated from Ballard High School in 1997 where he played both basketball and baseball for the Beavers.

Coach Kyle Gray works in the Seattle Public School system,  and he is also Head Coach of  the North Seattle Community College basketball team, and the Varsity Coach of the the Ballard HS Softball team. Coach Gray’s background is unusual in that he has a background in health, PE, and working with all age groups.

Coach Gray will be talking with us about the mind/body connection and its importance in human development and how participation in sports can foster it. He will also share with us the many life lessons team and individual sports can help us learn.