Indiana Updates

Setting New Standards in Indiana

Earlier this month, Joe, Jody and our InSideOut Team traveled to Indianapolis to celebrate a successful year with the Indiana Cohort and our Indiana Partners. This professional learning community of athletic administrators has been hard at work over the past year on a systems level approach to transforming their school culture. The event on April…

Indiana High School Coaches Commit to Character Coaching Over Just Winning

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Hundreds of Indiana high school coaches met at the Colts complex Tuesday to take their focus off the scoreboard.They still want to win. But they want their team’s priority to be developing better people. The coaches are committed to the InSideOut Initiative, a national movement to transform the win at all costs youth…

Hundreds of High School Coaches Recommit to Transformational Sports Culture in Indiana

(Media Advisory | For Immediate Release) Continuing deployment of the InSideOut Initiative, coaches and leaders from more than 100 Indiana schools to gather April 30 with the IHSAA Foundation, NFL Foundation, and Indianapolis Colts for training on character education through athletic experiences April 24, Indianapolis, IN – In August of 2017, the InSideOut Initiative launched…

InSideOut Best Practices: Tippecanoe School Corporation in Indiana

It’s always great to hear directly from leaders implementing InSideOut strategies in their programs and how becoming an InSideOut School has positively impacted their school communities. To celebrate the work being done by InSideOut partners, we’ll be highlighting their values-based leadership and culture-changing efforts here on the blog. Today, we’re featuring two Indiana partners in…

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…

Indiana Educational Leaders Continue Discussions to Transform the “Win‐at‐all‐Costs” Sports Culture

The InSideOut Initiative—a nonprofit aimed at transforming the “win‐at‐all‐costs” sports culture in communities across the country—launched in Indiana, in partnership with the IHSAA Foundation and the Indianapolis Colts in August. Today the discussion continues. Sports engage more individuals, families, and communities in a shared experience than any other cultural activity, organization or religion. Three out…

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…

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…

Colts Team Up With NFL, IHSAA & InsideOut Initiative To Change Sports—From The Inside Out

From the Colts Roundup blog by Heather Lloyd: Joe Ehrmann was 29 years old and playing in his seventh season for the Baltimore Colts when his only brother, Billy, was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a deadly form of bone marrow cancer. Over the next five months, he watched him quickly slip away. For the former defensive…

InSideOut Indiana to Launch this Week

In partnership with the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana High School Athletic Association, the Indiana High School Athletic Association Foundation and the NFL Foundation, InSideOut Indiana will kick off this Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium. “To reclaim the educational purpose of sports, school communities must work together to redefine the purpose, and intentionally align key stakeholders around…