On Friday, Carrie Zarraonandia from the Positive Coaching Alliance, spoke with our middle school students about using social media in life and with sports.
Carrie Zarraonandia was elected to the Marin County Athletic Hall of Fame for coaching and has been honored as a S.F. Bay Area Double-Goal Coach Winner and national Finalist. She has over 30 years of service to the United States Professional Tennis Association, and recently was awarded the 2017 NorCal Pro of the Year. She is a “veteran” sports mom and taught three out of her five children to play tennis and enjoy the sport.
Ms. Zarraonandia shared the following insights (among others):
-What you post on social media is important and shapes how you are perceived.
-The negative use of social media has real world consequences.
-You can use social media to be a positive influence.
She shared the following questions to ask before posting on social media:
-Are you okay with a future boss, high school admissions officer, your grandparent or Head of school seeing it?
-Can someone that doesn’t like you use it against you?
-Is it consistent with the brand you want to have?
-Would you say it to someone’s face?
-Does it elevate you? Your teammates?
-Does it honor the game?
To learn more about the Positive Coaching Alliance, please visit: https://www.positivecoach.org/