Dr. Greg Dale, the Director of Sport Psychology and Leadership Programs at Duke University, spoke to parents and players at the National Lacrosse Classic on Tuesday. Dr. Dale brings years of experience working with the Duke lacrosse program, in addition to other Duke programs and individual athletes.

Dr. Dale spoke about the mindset that turns good athletes into great athletes.

“In my world we talk a lot about the difference between winning and being a champion. We don’t talk about winning and losing. Champions do things differently than winners do, there’s no question in my mind.”

Dozens of parents and athletes looked on as Dr. Greg Dale explained how champions go the extra mile to take care of their bodies, learn from their mistakes, and put in extra preparation that separates them from the competition.

“I want you to think about the difference between winners and champions, they do things differently.” Dale emphasized that it’s impossible to be a truly great player until you make the decision to put in the extra effort others aren’t willing to. He urged athletes to change their mindset from “I have to do this” to “I get to do this.”

Dr. Greg Dale shared anecdotes of his time with legendary Duke Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski, NBA veteran J.J. Reddick, and the Duke Men’s Lacrosse team.

Dale is one of many speakers at the National Lacrosse Classic covering a variety of topics like sports psychology, sports medicine, men’s college recruiting, and women’s college recruiting.

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