California Updates

Momentum Continues in California Under CIF Leadership — InSideOut Launches in Sacramento

At any InSideOut Initiative training or event, you’ll hear a resounding theme. This work is not possible without the dedication and commitment of partners—partners who share in our deeply-held belief that athletics experiences should put student-athletes’ health and well-being at the center of our activities, and that sports in high schools should be education-based. A…

Challenges As Gateways To Growth: Reflections On CSADA Conference

A couple of weeks ago, Joe, Russ and I traveled to the West Coast for the 51st Annual California State Athletic Directors Association Conference in San Diego. The InSideOut Initiative launched in California almost two years ago in partnership with the NFL Foundation, Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Rams and the California Interscholastic Federation, and…

A New Standard for Eureka High

The emphasis on teamwork has never been preached as much as it is being these days at Eureka High. It’s not a new concept, just a different emphasis. Less of a revolution, more of an evolution. A sort of cultural evolution. “It’s about character development,” Athletic Director Kristie Christiansen said. And so much more. It’s…

InSideOut Initiative Moves Forward in California

In partnership with the Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers, California Interscholastic Federation and the NFL Foundation, InSideOut California kicked off last week with hundreds of educational leaders in Los Angeles and San Diego, California. Over two days of exploring transformational leadership and education-based athletics, here are some things we heard from educational leaders on their…

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…