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Our Approach

The Academy of Sports & Character provides two programs that center around different age levels. Each program provides a framework of materials for coaches that rewards and recognizes positive behavior in student athletes and brings an awareness to individuals and the team of the expectations set before them. Through a positive approach to character development, we believe young people respond better and become more receptive to learning and coaching.

Our programs:

- GOAL (Get Out And Lead):

Designed for youth leagues (5 -10 years old) - (View item in store)

- ELEVATE:

Designed for Junior High (6th - 8th grades) and High School (9th - 12th grades) - (View item in store)

 

 

 

Key Program Steps:

EQUIP YOUR COACHES

In your box of resources, you will receive a short DVD explaining how to use the program in all sports. This video instruction is designed to help explain the process of teaching, recognizing, and rewarding character in sports.

COACH CHARACTER TO YOUR ATHLETES

Introduce the program to your athletes before the season starts and then weekly using the Playbook by sharing thoughts on why character is important. Together, with your athletes, sign the Commitment Cards provided. Set the expectations of strong character and skill development during the season and beyond.

HONOR EVERY PLAYER AND COACH

At the end of the season, recognize every player, coach, and staff member using the Distinguished Character Award. With a few short words written by the coach, an athlete's life can be altered by positive reinforcement and recognition.