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 out to Athletics Directors and coaches from across the state.
The hope is that the coaches will take what they learned there and go back to their schools with the intent to turn the sports they’re involved in, into a learning and growing environment for their students.
According to one of our local Athletic Directors, the change is already showing up in Rochester.
“We need to do everything we can to make them have longevity in their positions and I think this type of training for coaches and athletic administrators, gives coaches the information that they need to survive in high school sports and to give our kids a great experience,” Jeff Whitney, Mayo High School Athletic Director, said.
It was a day-long event for the coaches and Athletics Directors.
Some of the tips they showed were having students and coaches write down what their moral goals were and what sort of mental-health growth they’re looking for during the season.
The Initiative was guided by former Detroit Lions and Baltimore Colts player, Joe Ehrmann, who developed this process.