Why We Play

WHY DO WE PLAY? For many in our sports culture, there is only one answer to this question—we play to WIN. I am going to suggest that there is some value in this answer. Do we play so a high school student can develop physical skills, score 1,000 points, and get a college scholarship? Yes….

The Benefits of Purpose-based Participation are Vast and Powerful

Sports are a valued part of our culture. We value sports because we believe the students that are involved acquire something through their participation. But have we ever looked closely at how they benefit? What do the students who participate in our programs actually get and what is the purpose of education-based sports? In a…