Devon Strafford Little League Goes Natural!

Take Five Days of Action and help Devon Strafford Little League find their natural high.

Hi, I’m Jon Sundt, the founder of Natural High. When I lost my two younger brothers to drug addiction, I made the decision to spend the rest of my life helping young people make better choices. Founded in 1994, Natural High is an award-winning, research-based program that reaches over 8 million youth, inspiring them to find their natural high and to develop the skills and courage to live life well.

Natural High is partnering with Devon Strafford Little League to bring you Five Days of Action. Watch all five videos we’ve chosen for your family, discuss them together, and encourage your kids to take the pledge to live naturally high.

Each Devon Strafford Majors Team  is also  invited to compete in a ‘Natural High Declaration’ Contest. The Team which secures  the most ‘Natural High  Declarations’ will win a $100 Gift Certificate to Handals Ice Cream Shop. Winner  will be announced  before the Championship Game in June. To qualify – each player must watch one of the ‘5 Days of Action’ videos – and discuss with an adult/mentor.

LET’S GET STARTED:

Watch one video a week and then discuss!

HERE ARE THE STEPS:

Watch

A NATURAL HIGH VIDEO

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Discuss

TOGETHER AS A GROUP

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Day 1

Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright says to keep our eyes on the prize.

Topic: Natural High, Belief and Goals

Step 2: Discuss

Bring it home — Some questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1: Adam talks a lot about focus and dedication. Why is that so important?

Question #2: Adam talks about “distractions” that can get in the way of success. What are some distractions that you, or other people your age, possibly face?

Question #3: Imagine you are Adam, watching as your friends let themselves be distracted from baseball by drugs or alcohol. What could you do or say to help them make better choices?

Day 2

Sonny Sandoval from P.O.D. says ‘catch a natural!’

Topic: Natural High

Step 2: Discuss

Bring it home — Some questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1: What types of “outlets” did Sonny and his band have? (Parent: Share some of the healthy outlets you had as a kid and discuss some of your child’s outlets with them).

Question #2: Wuv said that he felt like he never really had any peer pressure. What can you do when kids try to pressure you into doing something you don’t want to?

Question #3: Sonny said, “I’m going to catch a natural today.” What are some things that you can do to catch a “natural”?

Day 3

David Wright from the Mets says ‘don’t be a chameleon.’

Topic: Goals and Peer Influence

Step 2: Discuss

Bring it home — Some questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1: What did David mean when he said his parents gave him a strong ‘foundation’?

Question #2: How does he describe the feeling of hitting a homerun?

Question #3: In the interview, David says you shouldn’t be a chameleon. What does that mean and why is being a chameleon a bad thing?

Day 4

Natural High founder Jon Sundt says to choose a natural high

Topic: Resilience

Step 2: Discuss

Bring it home — Some questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1: What happened to Jon’s two brothers?

Question #2: Why did Jon make these videos?

Question #3: Jon said that the media makes drugs seem cool. Can you think of examples of movies, TV shows, or music that make drugs and alcohol look cool?

Day 5

Jason Heyward from the Cubs says to learn from our mistakes and move forward

Topic: Peer Influence

Step 2: Discuss

Bring it home — Some questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1: Jason credits his family for being positive influences. Who are some role models in your life and why?

Question #2: What is a challenge you are facing right now? What do you think will help you get through it? What would you say to someone who is going through a hard time right now?

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