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NFL and Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine work to reduce “win-at-all-costs” culture

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (KTTC) – When it comes to sports, most people tend to think about the win, but there’s more to it than that. It’s called the InSideOut Initiative, and the goal is to transform the “win-at-all-costs” mentality in sports. The NFL, along with Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine put on an event in Minneapolis, Tuesday, to reach…

Transforming lives, sustaining programs that work

Joe Ehrmann, former Baltimore Colts defensive tackle, minister, coach and motivational speaker, talks about the InSideOut Initiative to bring a big change in coaching philosophy to high schools, including Baltimore’s. Partnered with the Ravens, the program aims to instill character development and moral leadership in student-athletes by breaking through the win-at-all-costs coaching approach too common in youth sports….

Where do I begin? Just Start Somewhere!

After every introductory InSideOut presentation, there is one question I can guarantee I will be asked, “How do I get started on the Five-Step Pathway?” I respond with the answer that it really doesn’t matter—no one size fits all. The most important thing an AD can do is start—learn why (and how) below. First and…

Winning isn’t everything for this sports nonprofit

The Indianapolis Colts are sponsoring Indiana’s rollout of the InSideOut Initiative to transform the current “win-at-all-costs” sports culture in which value is defined by the scoreboard, into one that defines and promotes sports as a human growth experience. “Sports engage more individuals, families, and communities in a shared experience than any other cultural activity, organization…

The Courage to Chisel

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” Dr. Martin Luther King Since the beginning of public education, physical activity and athletics have been considered a vital part of public education’s mission to help young people become…

Minnesota Update: Celebrating the WHY WE PLAY InSideOut Team Cohort

What a year—the continued engagement from so many of Minnesota’s athletic leaders is inspiring—and I’m excited to see what 2018 brings. But before looking ahead to the new year, I want to first take a look back to assess where we’ve been, consider where we’re going, and project how we can continue to promote the…