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Ravens Partner With InSideOut to Help Baltimore City Public School Athletics

The Ravens have made a major commitment to helping Baltimore City Public Schools student achievement and well-being through sports. The Ravens have given $600,000 over three years to fund the InSideOut Initiative, which promotes sports as a human growth experience by providing professional development for coaches and athletic directors. “We are pleased to support this…

Under Armour outfitting thousands of Baltimore City student athletes and coaches

Under Armour says it is outfitting more than 5,300 student-athletes and coaches in the Baltimore City Public Schools with new uniforms or apparel. The sports brand also said it will provide additional funding to upgrade the school system’s athletic and activity facilities. Under Armour, which did not specify how much its commitment will cost, said it…

Partners Unite and Announce Expansive Commitment to Baltimore City’s Student Athletes and Schools

Under Armour, Baltimore Ravens, InSideOut, and Fund for Educational Excellence join together to enrich Baltimore City Public Schools’ athletic programs BALTIMORE, MD (Feb. 22, 2018) — Under Armour, the Baltimore Ravens, the InSideOut Initiative, and the Fund for Educational Excellence are partnering with Baltimore City Public Schools(City Schools) as part of a community-wide commitment to…

Writing a Transformational Purpose Statement That Sticks

I can remember like it was yesterday sitting in Dr. Frank Mach’s Coaching Theory class at the University of St. Thomas in the Fall of 1992. He gave out what seemed like the simplest of assignments. He wrote on the chalkboard (yes, the chalkboard for those of you old enough to remember those days!) and…

How Do you Define Success?

Within an InSideOut culture, significant time and attention are given to reflecting on how success should be defined in education-based sports. The final score or time is a measure of success—and it should continue to be a measure—as long as the scoreboard is kept within the proper perspective, balance, and is not the only outcome…

Changing the focus of why students play sports

For far too many coaches, student athletes and their parents, sports is all about winning. For Eastview High School Athletic Director Matt Percival, sports culture is about much more than the final score. He is helping lead a growing movement in Minnesota and across the nation to refocus the emphasis of youth sports from winning…

Brainerd responds after coach quits because of parents’ pressure

Brainerd boys’ basketball coach Scott Stanfield saw no other avenue than resignation, he said, after intense pressure from parents became unbearable. Brainerd boys’ basketball coach Scott Stanfield drew national attention after an unusually public announcement last month that mounting hostilities from parents had convinced him to resign at season’s end. Since Stanfield went public on…

Local Initiative Strives To Change Youth Sports Culture

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota played host last week to the biggest event in professional sports. But the Super Bowl Host Committee and the NFL used the event to put a spotlight on youth and high school sports as well. “In 2015, we lived in an $8-billion youth sport industry. So, really, an industry that centers on adults making a living through…

Dallas Cowboys Announce Series of Community Outreach Programs Leading Up to Draft at AT&T Stadium

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF News) – Ahead of this year’s NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium, The Dallas Cowboys and Arlington ISD are launching community-wide programs leading up to Draft Week in April. Cowboys team legends DeMarcus Ware and Drew Pearson will serve as Community Ambassadors for the programs aimed at youth at the elementary, middle and high…

High school adopts new initiative, mindset for sports

Albert Lea High School athletics are attempting to combat more than one type of turnover with a newly adopted athletic program initiative. The 2017-18 school year is the first to showcase InsideOut, an initiative under the “Why We Play” umbrella that works to focus more on purpose than passing yards and points. Albert Lea Athletic…