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InSideOut Initiative, Aimed at Transforming “Win-At-All-Costs” Sports Culture, Launches in Los Angeles

The InSideOut Initiative – a nonprofit aimed at transforming the “win-at-all-costs” sports culture in communities across the country and co-founded by NFL veteran Joe Ehrmann and Jody Redman – today launched in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams teamed to host trainings in partnership with the California Interscholastic Federation and educational leaders at the LAX Airport…

InSideOut California to Launch this Week

In partnership with the Rams, Chargers, California Interscholastic Federation and the National Football League Foundation, InSideOut California is kicking off today and tomorrow in Los Angeles and San Diego, California. We’re gathering together hundreds of educational leaders from across the state to discuss the reclaiming the educational purpose of athletics in our school communities—and how to…

Initiative to Improve Prep Sports Culture Admirable

People enjoy winning, whether it’s the lottery, a poetry competition or checkers. High school athletes are no different. A victory is validation for the hours of practices. However, a “win-at-all-costs” culture is not what the Indiana High School Athletic Association wants schools to cultivate. In fact, it is taking steps to curb it by rolling…

The Value of Education-Based Athletics

I recently had the opportunity to experience a first-ever airplane flight through my daughter’s eyes. With nervous anticipation, she listened intently as the flight attendant went through some basic instructions with all the passengers on the airplane. After the flight attendant finished, my daughter continued to take in her surroundings. She noticed the cockpit door…

Why Youth Sports Need to be Fixed—And How

As part of Project Play 2020, the Aspen Institute recently released seven reasons why youth sports need to be fixed. Project Play 2020 aims to improve access to youth sports regardless of ability or location and its study shows there is cause for concern in youth sports. The $15 billion-dollar youth sports industry is broken…

Changing a culture: IHSAA seeks to transform win-at-all-cost attitude

From The Republic: Everyone—or almost everyone—likes a winner. Whether an athlete has a positive or negative experience in sports often depends on winning. Job security for coaches is often tied to their win-loss record. And interest level of even the most diehard fans is tied to a winning program. But when is too much emphasis…

Buffalo Native and NFL Alumnus Joe Ehrmann Speaks to WNY Coaches

From Buffalo Bills News:   Joe Ehrmann, Buffalo native and former NFL athlete, recently made a trip back to Western New York to speak to group of local football coaches and administrators. Hosted on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at New Era Field in the Paul Maguire Club, Ehrmann and Jody Redman, Executive Director and Co-Founder of…

Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation’s 4th And Life Reaches Out To The Future

The NCAA reported that in 2017, 6.8 percent of high school football players go on to play in college. Only 1.9 percent of those athletes reach the NFL. To offer advice to those young players still pursuing their dreams, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation invited student-athletes from seven local high schools to its annual 4th and…