Junior Coach Danial Makes Excellent Happen

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During recess, you’re likely to find Junior Coach Danial teaching games to younger students and acting as a role model for his peers.

According to Coach Lesley at Winship Elementary School in Brighton, “When there is a disagreement during a game, he never gets upset or yells. He shows students that you can use rock, paper, scissors to solve a conflict and refers back to the rules of the game so that everyone understands how to play. He wants everyone to have the opportunity to play and feel included.”

We are proud to have Danial on our Playworks team at Winship. We know he will continue to make excellent happen at school every day, demonstrating Playworks’ core values of respect, healthy play, and inclusion.

 

Q & A with Junior Coach Danial

How does it feel to be selected as the Junior Coach of the Month for Playworks New England?

Being Junior Coach of the Month for all of Playworks feels great and I feel really honored.

What’s your favorite part about being a Junior Coach?

My favorite part of being a Junior Coach is showing other people to do the right thing and being a leader.

What is one thing you’ve learned from Coach Lesley at Junior Coach Training?

Something I learned from Coach Lesley at Junior Coach Training is you have to be honest and help others out and be respectful.

What is a piece of advice you would give to other Junior Coaches across New England who want to be successful?

I would give them advice about how you need to be honest and respectful and listen to the teacher.

What is your favorite game to play at recess?

My favorite game to play at recess is kickball.

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